Downriver Smiles provides patients with complete dental checkups so we can keep track of your oral health and administer timely treatment if needed. Our complete dental checkups include a professional teeth cleaning, digital X-rays when necessary, an oral cancer screening and cavity detection using DIAGNOdent. All patients should come in for a complete checkup at least twice a year.
Also known as prophylaxis, a professional teeth cleaning is designed to clean the entire mouth, including all teeth and gums. Hardened plaque is removed from the surface of one’s teeth and below the gum line using special dental tools. Then, surface stains are eliminated by polishing and cleansing the teeth. This thorough process ensures that the entire mouth is cleaned and provided with a feeling of freshness. The cleaning process is also used as a chance to examine the mouth for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease.
Using state-of-the-art radiography devices, we can safely examine the hidden areas inside one’s mouth to detect problems or issues that would otherwise be invisible. This provides our dental care experts with a better understanding of any symptoms that may be affecting the patient. By doing this, we can administer the best possible treatment every time.
Oral cancer is one of the most serious oral health issues, and it is very important to catch the disease in its earliest stages. That is why we conduct oral cancer screenings on all of our patients. We will examine the patient’s lips, tongue, face, gums, throat and oral tissues for any abnormalities. Further examinations will be conducted in the event that anything noteworthy is discovered.
DAIGNOdent is perhaps the most effective cavity detection method available today. The process involves using lasers to examine a patient’s teeth and detect any decay that may be present. In addition to finding cavities and decay, DIAGNOdent is also used to detect the presence of gum disease.
The oral care experts at Downriver Smiles invite you to come visit us for your next complete dental checkup. We promise to provide you with professional treatment, friendly service and a healthier smile. Please call us at (509) 904-0994 to schedule an appointment.