Highland Oaks Family Dentistry is your home for regular dental checkups. We encourage all of our patients to visit our dental practice at least twice a year for a routine examination and a professional cleaning.
Regular checkups with our dentist are critical for maintaining positive oral health, as they allow our experts to get an up-close and in-person look at your teeth. Issues may arise undetected over time, and regular checkups give us the chance to detect and prevent issues before they become more serious. At Highland Oaks Family Dentistry, a regular dental checkup includes a full examination, professional cleaning, an oral cancer screening, and when necessary, X-rays.
Our regular checkups begin with a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Our dental professionals will examine and inspect your teeth and gums for any signs of cavities, decay or damage. This full examination also allows us to create a personalized treatment plan for you moving forward.
Plaque and tartar can build up between the teeth and on their surfaces over time, and they may also be difficult to detect in those hard-to-clean areas. A professional cleaning involves the removal of this plaque and tartar using special dental tools. We will also clean and polish away surface stains from your enamel.
Some problems and issues may be harder to detect with just the naked eye, so we use digital X-rays to take a more thorough and detailed look at your teeth and gums. Some common issues that can be detected by X-rays are gum disease, tooth decay, jawbone deterioration, oral cysts and oral cancer.
Oral cancer is best treated when it is detected in its earliest stages. At every regular dental checkup, we will check your gums, tongue, throat, face and other soft oral tissues for any signs of disease.
We recommend visiting our dental office at least twice a year for your regular checkups in Keller. Please call us at (817) 520-5255 to schedule an appointment today!