coupleHave you ever been tempted to skip a dental appointment, or thought that it isn’t necessary to see the dentist twice a year? If you have, take a moment to consider what your check-up really involves.

Your check-up includes important services in addition to the cleaning and polishing of your teeth. During your visit, our experienced staff will perform a comprehensive diagnostic examination of your teeth and mouth. This exam involves a routine check for tooth decay, but it also includes screening for gum disease, oral cancer, tooth grinding, toothbrush abrasion, and the deterioration of old crowns, bridges and fillings.

The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is particularly true when it comes to your teeth. Problems diagnosed at an early stage can normally be treated in a quick and easy fashion, while those that go undetected for too long often result in serious, costly and sometimes painful dental health problems.