Your Marketplace Dentist is here to answer all of your dental health questions and ensure you have the happy, healthy smile you deserve. 

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Why are Dental Checkups  so Important?

A dental checkup is a thorough examination of your overall oral health. Regular exams will help catch issues like gum disease and cavities early on before they create more serious issues like tooth loss.

Along with revealing signs of cavities, oral cancer, and gum disease, it can also give you early insight into other important health concerns.

Your mouth will often show early signs of conditions like diabetes and heart disease before the rest of your body will. Identifying these issues early is one of the biggest benefits of regular dental checkups.

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What to Expect at a  Dental Checkup

During your dental checkup at Marketplace Dentistry, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your oral health. An oral examination involves carefully inspecting your teeth, gums, mouth and throat to detect any possible cavities, oral cancer or gum disease signs and treat these issues early.

Visual examination is essential in early diagnosis and treatment of dental issues. Depending on your needs, the checkup may also include a professional dental cleaning, which is typically performed before the examination. If cleaning is scheduled along with the checkup, your dentist will conduct the examination following the cleaning to ensure a thorough assessment of your oral health.

While a dental checkup may be done during the same visit as teeth cleaning, it is not the same service. While a cleaning includes the removal of plaque buildup from the teeth, a checkup is an exam that inspects your overall oral health.

For most patients, just 2 dental cleanings and 2 dental checkups per year will help maintain good oral health. However, certain medical conditions can make it necessary to have more frequent cleanings.

Such conditions include any health issue that may weaken your immune system such as diabetes. Those who smoke, have gum disease, or are prone to cavities may also need more frequent appointments.

A dental cleaning is often included as part of a checkup. Dental cleaning involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and stains from your teeth to maintain optimal oral hygiene.

During a dental checkup, your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, mouth, and throat. This may include checking for signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and other dental issues.

The duration of a dental checkup can vary depending on the extent of the examination and whether cleaning is performed. On average, a checkup typically lasts between 30 minutes to an hour.

Dental checkups are usually painless, although some discomfort may be experienced during certain procedures, such as the probing of gums or dental X-rays. Your dentist will ensure your comfort throughout the appointment.

Dental X-rays are often recommended as part of a comprehensive checkup to detect dental issues that may not be visible during a visual examination alone. Your dentist will determine the need for X-rays based on your individual oral health needs.

Make Your Marketplace Dentistry Appointment Today

Ready to get started on your way to better dental health? Marketplace Dentistry is here to help. Make an appointment today for a dental checkup. 

Gain insight into your current dental health and learn what you can do to get the smile you deserve. Call today for appointment times.

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