Dental Checkups and Cleanings – Lincoln, NE
Healthy Smiles Start with Healthy Habits
Have you heard the saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? When it comes to your smile, it’s absolutely true! Here at Williamsburg Dental, we prioritize and encourage healthy, preventive habits because they can help you steer clear of serious dental problems. One of the ways we help our patients keep a strong smile for life is through regular dental checkups and cleanings in Lincoln at least every six months. For the reliable oral health care you deserve, make an appointment with the experienced family dentists of Williamsburg Dental today.
Why Choose Williamsburg Dental for Dental Checkups and Cleanings?
- All Insurance Plans Accepted
- Comprehensive Care for the Whole Family
- Six Locations Through Lincoln
Why are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?
Good oral hygiene not only keeps your smile looking fresh and attractive, but it is also essential to your overall health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems, including gum disease (also called periodontal disease), tooth decay, heart disease, diabetes, and more.
Keeping bad bacteria under control is a major reason why we—along with the American Dental Association—strongly recommend professional dental cleanings twice a year. A professional tooth cleaning includes the removal of dental plaque and tartar in order to prevent cavities and periodontal disease.
Getting your teeth regularly checked by a trained professional means that problems can be detected and treated sooner than later. Oral issues that are found and resolved early are much faster, easier, and cheaper than if you wait until the problem is noticeably bad.
What to Expect During a Dental Checkup
When we examine your mouth, we look at every structure. First, we take X-rays of your teeth, which reveal cavities and other issues that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Then, we inspect your gums for signs of infection. Following your checkup, we will conduct an oral cancer screening, when we look at your tongue, cheeks, neck, and other oral cavity structures for any abnormalities. If we discover anything amiss, we will discuss our findings and recommendations with you.
What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning
A professional tooth cleaning includes the removal of dental plaque and tartar in order to prevent cavities and periodontal disease. Your brushing and flossing at home take away bits of food and plaque that have recently accumulated on your teeth, but it is nearly impossible to catch everything on your own. Over time, tartar forms, which can be difficult to remove without professional help.
A professional dental cleaning is a routine procedure that is rarely uncomfortable and typically takes just 30 to 45 minutes to complete. At our dental office, we specialize in and frequently perform a variety of dental cleaning procedures, from periodontal scaling and whitening to teeth polishing and fluoride treatments. By the end of your appointment, your teeth will feel smooth, fresh, and protected.