We recommend that you get your routine dental exams and teeth cleanings at least every 6 months. This simple habit will help you maintain a healthy, attractive smile for life.

During your appointment, we’ll examine your teeth and gums. We’ll also counsel you on the best ways to practice good oral hygiene in between dental visits.

Here’s what you need to know.

What to Expect

Depending on how long it’s been, we may need to take new dental X-rays. This allows us to look beneath the surface and diagnose any underlying health issues.

For example, we may detect impacted wisdom teeth that will need extraction in the near future. Likewise, we can also tell from X-rays if your jawbone is starting to deteriorate due to tooth loss.

During your appointment, our dentist will perform a thorough dental exam. This will give him the opportunity to check for any obvious signs of gum disease, oral cancer, teeth grinding, and other conditions.

He may also ask you questions about your oral hygiene routine and recommend improvements.

Why Preventive Dental Care is Important

Preventive dental care can save you a lot of pain and money in the long run. The longer you put off seeing the dentist, the more likely it is that a health issue could go undetected and untreated. The result is often a dental emergency at the worst possible time.

You can save yourself a lot of grief in the long run by making sure you see our dentist at least every 6 months. Although, we may recommend more frequent visits if you have a chronic oral health condition that requires close monitoring.

Request an Appointment With Bowtie Dental

Our family dentist in Wyoming, MI, is accepting new patients and would be more than happy to help you on your journey to a healthier smile. To schedule an appointment with us, call Bowtie Dental at (616) 532-9003.