Every patient needs six-month checkups and cleanings. These essential preventive care visits allow Dr. Sapian to find dental problems early, when conservative treatment can often correct the issues. At your checkups, the doctor will do an oral cancer screening and inspect your teeth, gums, occlusion (how upper and lower teeth fit together), jaw joints, head, neck, and existing dental work. He’ll also ask if you suffer from chronic headaches or jaw pain, if you grind your teeth, or if you snore or feel tired during the day.
In addition to a checkup, you should have a thorough dental cleaning twice a year. During a cleaning, our hygienist removes plaque buildup from teeth, which reduces the potential of developing gum disease. If you’ve not had a cleaning or a checkup in a while, call to schedule your appointment with our team today!