Cleanings and Checkups – Midwest City, OK
Preserve Your Natural Smile
Your mouth is important for more than a beautiful smile. Your oral and general health are closely connected. Certain dental issues are linked to various medical problems, including heart disease. Unfortunately, brushing and flossing aren't enough to keep common dental problems at bay. You also need to visit your dentist in Midwest City every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup.
Why Choose Us for Preventive Dentistry?
- Personalized treatment plans
- Advanced technology and techniques
- Comfortable and compassionate care
Benefit from the Power of Prevention
Every tooth is vital for a healthy, functional smile. However, 120 million Americans are missing at least one. Tooth decay and gum disease are the leading culprits of tooth loss, despite both being preventable.
Your toothbrush and floss are your first lines of defense against cavities and gum disease, but they aren't enough. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup twice per year.
Your toothbrush and floss can't clean everywhere in your mouth. Plaque and tartar can build up in hard-to-reach places. A dental cleaning removes the accumulations to preserve your natural smile.
Your dental hygienist will use special instruments to clean your teeth. They'll learn more about your home oral hygiene routine and make recommendations to keep your mouth clean in between your preventive appointments, such as:
- Brushing at least twice daily for 2 minutes using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
- Flossing between each tooth daily.
- Using an antimicrobial mouthrinse daily.
- Limiting your consumption of sugar.
After your cleaning, your dental team may take X-rays to give your dentist a complete picture of your smile. Dr. Kendrick will examine your oral cavity and structure and review the X-rays to look for any concerns, like decay or infection.
He will discuss his findings and if any additional care is needed, like a filling or gum disease treatment. Dr. Kendrick may recommend additional preventive services, like a nightguard for bruxism, fluoride varnish, or an athletic mouthguard.
A routine checkup allows Dr. Kendrick to monitor your oral health to detect issues while they are small, so you'll avoid costly treatment later.
Invest in a Healthy Smile
Research has shown every $1 spent on preventive dentistry can save up to $50 on restorative or emergency services. Visiting your dentist twice a year safeguards your natural smile while saving money down the road.
If you have dental insurance, preventive care is covered 100%. You can benefit from a cleaning and checkup after a co-payment. Dental insurance can be confusing, but you don't have to navigate your policy alone. We'll help you maximize your annual benefits. We offer multiple payment options for any out-of-pocket expenses. You can invest in a healthy, beautiful smile, even if money is tight.
Schedule an Appointment Today
You can harness the power of prevention to combat tooth loss. You'll invest in a healthy mouth and body with a cleaning and checkup.
Don't Google "dentist near me." Choose a trusted dentist to care for your smile. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.