Checkups with your trusted local dentist are the foundation necessary to establish a lifetime of good oral health. For your next regular dental checkup in Chantilly, call our office today. We look forward to serving you and your family.
A regular dental checkup every six months is the best way to ensure the overall health of yourself and your family. At Chantilly Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we provide dental checkups to help our community achieve the healthy smiles they deserve. Our checkups include a full examination, digital X-rays, oral cancer screening and professional cleaning to give you a complete dental health assessment.
At Chantilly, our exams will give you a complete understanding of your oral health. We will begin by checking your face, neck, lymph nodes and lower jaw joints (called TMJ). Then we will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, tongue and the inside of your mouth.
This will allow us to check for common problems such as tooth decay, broken or cracked teeth and gum disease. We will also check for damaged repair work, including loose or missing fillings, broken crowns or bridges and poorly-fitted oral appliances.
Digital X-rays are an important diagnostic tool that allows us to assess the overall health of your teeth, tooth roots and jaws. X-rays can reveal a wide range of issues from cavities, abscesses and bone loss due to gum disease or other infections. They can also assist our dentist in preparing treatment plans for dental implants, dentures, braces and other procedures.
Compared to traditional film, digital X-rays produce up to 80% less radiation, making them a safer alternative to the traditional film X-ray.
Oral Cancer Screening
At our practice, we don’t just check for cavities. We have your health in mind. That’s why we offer oral cancer screenings as a part of our regular dental checkups. While smoking and alcohol consumption can cause oral cancer, heavy usage of both increases the risk exponentially. Even if you don’t smoke or drink, it’s still a good idea to come in for an oral cancer screening to check for any cancerous or precancerous tissues.
Symptoms of oral cancer can include:
At your appointment, we will perform a comprehensive oral cancer screening to check for signs and symptoms. This will first include a visual exam to check your face, neck, lips, nasal and oral cavities for any visible concerns. Then, we will perform a physical exam of your head, cheeks, jaw, chin and mouth.
We all know that good oral hygiene keeps your teeth looking clean and shiny, but did you know that it’s also essential to your overall health? It’s true: Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, heart disease, stroke and even diabetes.
That’s why the dental community at large recommend that teeth be cleaned professionally twice a year. Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque and tartar in order to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease. It can also help keep your smile white and your breath fresh. The average dental cleaning is a generally pain-free routine procedure and takes about 45 minutes.
At Chantilly, we specialize in and frequently perform a variety of dental cleaning procedures, from routine cleaning to scaling and root planing, so you can rest assured that your treatment will be performed by a skilled and experienced dental professional.
For regular dental checkups in Chantilly, don’t wait. Call our office at (571) 287-7301 today to schedule an appointment. We offer convenient family scheduling and weekend appointments to help you and your family receive the high-quality dental care you deserve.