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Dental Checkups and Teeth Cleanings – Jacksonville, FL

Maintain Your Healthy Smile for Life!

As you know, brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash are all key to maintaining a healthy, happy smile. However, your oral hygiene routine is ultimately incomplete without another important step: getting a dental checkup and teeth cleaning every six months. Our team at Distinctive Dentistry by Mullens & Nguyen covers a lot of ground during these visits to ensure your oral and overall health are in good shape and, if they aren’t, that we intervene with the necessary treatment sooner rather than later.

Why Choose Distinctive Dentistry by Mullens & Nguyen for Dental Checkups and Teeth Cleanings?

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Why Are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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Many patients are curious why they have to visit their dentist every six months if they brush consistently and they aren’t experiencing any abnormal dental symptoms. Well, there are several reasons! One of the most noteworthy ones is that a portion of your checkup is dedicated to an oral cancer screening. Additionally, annual X-rays and visual exams allow your dental team to catch serious oral health issues, like cavities and gum disease, before they develop to the point where intensive and costly treatments are needed. Simply put, your biannual visits benefit the condition of your teeth, your overall well-being, your wallet, and more – so don’t skip them.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

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For your checkup, you’ll meet with one of our dedicated Jacksonville dentists. Your appointment will begin with a few questions, like if you’ve been experiencing any pain or sensitivity recently. Then, they will take a look at your X-rays and conduct a visual exam, assessing the condition of your teeth, gums, bite, and restorations in the process. After this step is complete, they will review their findings with you and give you their recommendations on the next best steps – from keeping up the good work to scheduling the necessary restorative care.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

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During your dental cleaning, one of our talented team members will use special tools to carefully clean your teeth and along your gumline. If they see anything concerning, like an area of your mouth with more plaque buildup than usual, they will bring it to your attention and give you some tips on how to tweak your oral hygiene routine to fix it. Before you leave, they will also thoroughly floss and polish your teeth, ensuring your smile looks and feels great when you leave.

Do you want to learn more about routine dental checkups and teeth cleanings? Do you need to schedule your next appointment because it’s been more than six months since your last visit? Either way, don’t hesitate to give our team a call!