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Antelope Creek Family Dentistry

How often should I see a dentist?

The American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines recommend visiting a dentist at least twice a year for a check-up and professional cleaning. Our dentist also recommends a minimum of two visits per year, depending on your unique smile. 

At your regular dental visits, you can expect our team to provide you with the following: 

#1 A thorough oral examination 

Your dentist checks your teeth, gums, tongue, throat, and other oral structures and soft tissues for any irregularities or signs of disease. An oral exam also allows your dentist to monitor your overall oral health, determine if you need treatment, and diagnose any problems early before they have a chance to develop.

#2 Dental x-rays, when needed

Digital dental x-rays help our team see below the surface of your smile so we can check for any signs of decay or disease. The signs of certain dental health conditions, such as cavities or gum disease, are not always visible to the naked eye until they progress and get worse. Digital dental x-rays help us have a more detailed view of your oral health to prevent issues from occurring in the first place.  

#3 Oral cancer screening 

Your dentist checks your mouth for any abnormalities and discusses how to lower your risk of developing oral cancer.

#4 Teeth cleaning

Your hygienist will gently perform a thorough teeth cleaning to remove plaque buildup and tartar, which can cause cavities and lead to more serious oral health conditions. Regular teeth cleanings also help eliminate bad breath and keep your teeth looking strong and polished.

Schedule Your Exam Today! 

If you're ready to take charge of your oral health, contact our Lincoln dental office to schedule your dental visit and cleaning. We look forward to helping you on your journey to excellent dental health!

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