Regular Dental Checkups

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No matter how often you brush and floss your teeth, it’s essential to have your teeth professionally cleaned regularly. Getting regular dental checkups can help us identify cavities, gum disease, and other issues in advance and treat them to keep people’s teeth healthy. Receiving thorough cleanings from your dentists is about more than just cleaning your teeth. As dentists, we specialize in diagnosing and treating dental conditions that affect oral health.

How We Provide Dental Checkups at Dental Care 4 U

During your regular or bi-annual checkup, our receptionist may ask to require a patient questionnaire about your oral health history. From there, our dental hygienist will begin your dental checkup with a teeth cleaning that includes using tools to remove or scrape tartar and plaque from your teeth and gums. After cleaning and polishing your teeth, our hygienist will report their findings to Dr. Khurana. During this time, you may also be required to take x-rays for further examination.

After your teeth have been cleaned, Dr. Khurana will complete a quick checkup on your teeth by examining your gums, soft palate, throat, and neck to check for any abnormalities. He will also review any X-rays that may have been taken and recommend any additional dental work you may need to care for your oral health. Through this extensive review, Dr. Khurana will discuss your oral health and habits, schedule follow-up appointments for treatments, and plan ahead for your next regular exam. He will also help you be aware of any problems with your oral health, including tooth decay, misalignment, gum disease, and discoloration. 

By getting a dental checkup at least once a year, you and your family can maintain your oral health and help identify any dental problems early. The best way to avoid any dental problems that require costly treatments is to get at least one dental checkup and dental exam each year, and for children, schedule a bi-annual exam, as their teeth require different forms of care to treat. 

Discover The Importance Of Regular Dental Checkups

Even with meticulous oral hygiene, it’s nearly impossible to prevent the risk of tooth decay completely. This is, in part, due to plaque and the streptococcus mutans bacteria that are responsible for tooth decay. While plaque can be easily removed with thorough brushing, if left too long, it will harden into tartar, also known as calculus. This substance cannot be safely removed through at-home dental methods and requires a special process to address.  

When you reach our clinic for your dental checkups, you can expect the following:

  • Dental Examination – Our team will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and oral structures to identify potential problems. These can include cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and other oral health issues.
  • Dental Cleaning – This stage is essential to ensuring that tartar is eliminated from your teeth. During this process, every face of your teeth will be cleaned and polished to discourage the growth of bacteria and plaque formation.
  • Dental Imaging – Dental imaging is important to ensure no hidden issues are developing. However, new images are typically taken at least once a year, barring any symptoms of oral health concerns.
  • Oral Cancer Screening – Oral cancer is a rare condition that can be addressed if caught early. This is why oral cancer screening is part of every Dental Care 4 U standard checkup.

These dental checkups are essential for numerous reasons. They help prevent serious dental concerns by catching them while they’re developing. Regular checkups also ensure your teeth stay healthy and clean while also protecting your gum health.

A man sitting in a dentist chair for Regular Dental Checkups

FAQ About Dental Checkups

Q: How often should I see Dr. Khunara for a dental checkup?

A: To get the most benefit out of your dental care, it’s important to schedule a visit every six months. We may recommend additional visits if you have a history of dental concerns or specific dental issues.

Q: What can I expect during a dental checkup?

A: Your checkup will start with a comprehensive exam of your gums and teeth. You may also receive dental imaging based on your care needs. We’ll also ask questions and discuss your concerns regarding your oral health.

Q: Is a dental checkup painful?

A: A dental checkup is generally painless, and your comfort is our team’s primary concern throughout the process.

Regular and Bi-Annual Checkups at Dental Care 4 U

Our team comprises a small team of hygienists, anesthesiologists, and dentists working together to care for our patients. We provide a thorough cleaning process that removes all plaque and tartar from your teeth, removes deep stains, and cleans other areas of your mouth for good oral hygiene.

Our office provides both regular and bi-annual checkups for our patients to help them keep up with their oral care through convenient scheduling for families throughout the Holland, IL, area. Our focus is to provide wholesome, gentle care for the entire family, and through regular exams and cleanings, we can help you maintain good oral health. 

Operating for over 20 years, our team has provided dental care that’s reliable, affordable, and family-friendly. We always work with a gentle touch, and we will be here for you for all of your dental care needs. Contact Dental Care 4 U today to speak with Dr. Raj Khurana for an appointment.