Dental Exams and Cleanings in Kankakee IL 60901
Regular dental exams and cleanings are essential to maintaining your oral health. They are a very important part in preventative health care. Regular dental exams should be completed every six months. During your dental cleaning, your dental hygienist will clean your teeth by removing plaque and calculus that cannot be removed during your daily oral hygiene routine. If calculus is left untreated, it can lead to tooth decay and dental complications.
Once your cleaning has been completed, Dr. Raffi will come in to complete your dental exam. He will examine your teeth and gums and look for any signs of developing tooth decay or other dental problems. He may take dental X-rays or perform diagnostic procedures to evaluate your oral health on a deeper level. During your exam, Dr. Raffi will discuss your oral hygiene habits and go over how you can best maintain or improve your oral health.
Certain aspects of your health may put you at an increased risk for developing oral health problems, so Dr. Raffi will want to know about your medical history, any medications you are taking, and a little bit about your lifestyle choices. For instance, patients with diabetes have an increased risk of developing gum disease. No matter what your medical history and lifestyle, Dr. Raffi will go over what you can do to help bring down your risk of developing dental problems.
Your dental exam is an opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you may have in regards to your oral health. Take this time to ask questions, discuss procedures, and ask about treatments. At Raffi Leblebijian Dental, there are a variety of procedures offered that can greatly improve your oral health and aesthetic appearance, including dental implants, porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, and more. Call 1-773-792-1043 or e-mail us to schedule your routine dental exam today.