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Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Canonsburg, PA

Keeping Cavities Away

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If you want to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as can be, preventive care is the first step in making that happen. Not only does it require that you practice good oral hygiene habits at home, but frequent dental checkups and cleanings at Center One Dental will put your oral health on the right track. These six-month appointments allow your dentist, Dr. Raj Vekariya, to detect and treat problems in their early stages, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your smile for years to come.

Why You Need Checkups and Cleanings

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Think about it: you brush and floss your teeth regularly, and you use a mouthwash to keep your breath minty fresh. You eat right, and you drink plenty of water. You feel no pain in your mouth, nor do you have any issues with bad breath. So, why are dental checkups and cleanings necessary?

Far too often, people skip out on their dentist appointments because they have no symptoms that would signal a problem. They believe brushing, flossing, and rinsing at home are enough to keep their mouth healthy and clean. While these are great habits to form at home, there are still problems that can occur that may never present symptoms. In fact, your dentist is the only person who is able to detect them. Without a regular checkup or cleaning, problems such as cavities, gum disease, or even oral cancer can develop and progress before you realize there is a serious problem.

Your at-home oral hygiene routine should always be used in combination with six-month dental appointments. Our team can use specialized tools to clean your teeth and give them that shiny, smooth feel we all love when we leave the dentist office. It also allows Dr. Vekariya a chance to evaluate your smile and make sure there are no hidden problems lying above or below your gum line.

What to Expect During a Typical Checkup and Cleaning

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When you enter our office, you can always expect to be welcomed by our warm and friendly staff. After filling out the necessary paperwork, one of our highly skilled dental hygienists will escort you back to retrieve X-rays or any other necessary images.

Once you are the dentist chair, Dr. Vekariya will greet you and examine your mouth to check for tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Using his trained eye, he will be able to spot various things that you may never notice or believe to be a problem. After talking to you about your oral health, he will suggest certain therapies or treatments should he discover any issues. As long as your teeth and gums look to be in good shape, you can expect the next step to include a dental cleaning.

Your dental hygienist will begin by charting your gum pockets and checking each tooth to make sure there is no need for gum disease therapy. Then, they will work on removing any plaque and tartar build up around the gum line. Finally, they will clean, floss, and polish your teeth.

During your appointment, don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you are curious to know more about the status of your gums or oral health in general, your dentist and dental hygienist will be happy to answer those questions.

Make an Appointment

If you are ready to get your oral health back on track, call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vekariya today. Let our team of trained dental professionals bring new life to your teeth and gums.

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