Millions of Americans only see their dentist when something feels wrong with their smile. However, many dental problems can occur without any obvious symptoms, leading to severe issues like infection, disease, decay, and oral cancer left untreated. Unlike other medical conditions that get better with time, dental problems will only get worse, which is why routine checkups and cleanings are vital. Keep reading to learn how Dr. Mitra Bolouri can keep your smile safe with thorough dental checkups and cleanings in Lake Highlands.
Before your dental exam, one of our experienced hygienists will give your smile a professional cleaning. This removes any plaque buildup and bacteria that couldn’t be reached on your own at home. They will also polish your teeth, that way you can leave our office with a refreshed smile. This is also a great opportunity to ask the dental hygienist any questions about your smile or your at-home routine. After they’ve gotten to know you, they can make recommendations to improve your oral health.
After your cleaning, Dr. Bolouri will carefully examine your smile. We also take X-Rays once a year, which allows Dr. Bolouri to take a closer look at your dental structure, ensure there isn’t any decay lying under the surface of your enamel. In addition to checking for cavities and infection, Dr. Bolouri is also experienced in detecting oral cancer. In fact, 84% of oral cancer cases are caught by dentists alone, making these visits even potentially lifesaving. This quick and easy check involves a visual and physical exam, and in a matter of minutes, Dr. Bolouri will ensure that you’re cancer-free.
As mentioned above, our dental checkups and cleanings are about much more than just your teeth. As more research and evidence continues to support a link between your oral and overall health, biannual dental appointments are more important than ever. Gum disease, tooth decay, oral cancer, infections, and other dental problems can lead to issues with your overall health. Thankfully, your twice-a-year visits to Walnut Hill Dental Associates can minimize your risk of these conditions occurring in the first place, preventing you from more extensive and expensive treatments in the future.
Dr. Bolouri has the experience and training to offer a wide range of dental services, providing checkups and cleanings to patients of all ages. Now, you and your loved ones can get the quality care you deserve all at the same convenient location! Plus, your children will automatically feel more comfortable at our office knowing that you’re one of our patients as well. If you have any questions, or if you want to schedule your dental checkup and cleaning, contact our office today!