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Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Towson, MD

Keeping Your Smile Happy & Healthy For Life

Man smiles at his Towson dentist during dental checkup

At Conklin & Ward Dental Group, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive menu of services that can help you overcome nearly any oral health issue. However, we’d much rather help you prevent these problems from developing in the first place! That’s why we agree with the American Dental Association and encourage all our patients to come in for a routine dental checkup and cleaning every six months. These two quick and simple visits twice a year play an important role in keeping your smile happy and healthy for life. Read on to learn what you can expect during your regular checkups and cleanings.

What Happens During a Typical Dental Checkup?

Closeup of dental checkup performed by Towson dentist

Cavities, gum disease, and nearly every other oral health issue can easily go unnoticed until they begin to cause damage or discomfort. Thankfully, the earlier these problems are detected, the easier they are to treat. During your checkups, we’ll be able to identify small issues that you can’t see or feel yet by inspecting:

Afterwards, we’ll review your oral health with you and create a treatment plan to address any problems we found. We’ll also be happy to investigate any new or worrisome dental symptoms you tell us about and go over the best ways to take care of your smile at home.

What Happens During a Typical Dental Cleaning?

Closeup of dental cleaning performed by Towson dentist

Even the best at-home dental routines can benefit from a professional cleaning twice a year. This is especially true if any plaque has made its way into hard to clean areas in your mouth and hardened into tartar. Tartar is a tough, bacteria-filled substance that can’t be removed with regular brushing and flossing alone. The more tartar accumulates, the higher your risk is of gum disease and tooth decay.

During your dental cleaning, we’re able to clean all the places that are notorious for harboring plaque and tartar, such as behind your back molars, behind your front teeth, and just underneath the gumline. We’ll use a keen eye and specialized tools to gently yet thoroughly clear away all the lingering particles from your teeth and gums. Then, we’ll polish your teeth to remove surface stains and leave them gleaming and refreshed!

A Little Care Now Can Go a Long Way

Smiling patient at dental checkup with Towson dentist

Many people wonder if they really need to visit their Towson dentist every six months if their teeth look and feel fine. While skipping your regular checkups may save you a little bit of time and money, it could end up costing you much more in the long run! Routine preventive care is essential for spotting and stopping small issues before they become big, painful, and expensive problems. Don’t wait for a toothache or other dental emergency to frantically schedule an appointment with a “dentist near me.” Keep your pearly whites healthy, beautiful, and intact for a lifetime with regular dental checkups and cleanings!

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