Support Your Oral Health and Wellness
To best maintain good oral health, it’s essential to attend regular dental cleanings and exams at our Traverse City or Petoskey office. At Northwood Dental, Dr. Klym and our expert dental team are dedicated to supporting your oral health in any way they can. Read on to learn the importance of routine dental visits.
Professional Dental Cleanings
Some areas of your mouth, like your back molars, are difficult to reach and clean with a toothbrush. Professional dental cleanings are essential to preventing oral health complications caused by bacteria, such as periodontal (gum) disease and cavities. At your routine visit, our hygienists will remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your mouth, including the hard-to-reach areas.
Comprehensive Dental Examination
Dr. Klym will perform a comprehensive dental examination at your routine visit to check for any signs of developing oral health conditions. The sooner a problem is detected and diagnosed, the sooner Dr. Klym can begin treatment.
Some oral health issues Dr. Klym checks for at your regular exam include:
- Periodontal disease
- Tooth decay
Dr. Klym will also check on any existing dental restorations you may have, such as fillings or crowns, to ensure they’re in optimal condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
How important are professional dental cleanings?
Routine teeth cleanings are crucial to protecting your mouth from oral health issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and even tooth infections. Even if you maintain good oral hygiene by regularly brushing and flossing, your teeth may not be entirely clean.
Dr. Klym and our hygienists have the necessary skills and equipment to ensure your mouth is completely clean. Thanks to our experience and special dental tools, we’ll be able to remove even the most stubborn plaque and tartar.
How often should I schedule dental exams and cleanings?
We encourage patients to schedule routine dental cleanings and exams at our Traverse City or Petoskey office once every six months. These regular visits are essential to preventing potentially serious oral health conditions. If you haven’t yet attended a biannual appointment, contact our Traverse City office at (231) 947-7202 or our Petoskey office at (231) 347-2188 to schedule one today.
Do dental cleanings hurt?
Professional teeth cleanings are painless processes, though they may be uncomfortable for patients with teeth sensitivity. Dr. Klym offers dental sedation for patients who struggle with overly sensitive teeth or dental anxiety.
At Northwood Dental, your comfort and safety are our top priorities. Dr. Klym will work with you to ensure you receive the necessary dental care.
Schedule Your Routine Visit With Dr. Klym Today
Routine dental appointments are crucial to supporting your oral health and wellness. Without them, you run the risk of developing serious oral health problems. At Northwood Dental, Dr. Klym and our skilled hygienists are proud to provide expert dental care with your comfort and safety in mind.
To schedule your appointment, contact our Traverse City office at (231) 947-7202 or our Petoskey office at (231) 347-2188. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to seeing you in the office!