Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings – Fort Mill, SC

The Key to Maintaining a Healthy, Happy Smile

If you brush consistently and floss daily, it may look like everything is fine. However, you’d be surprised how quickly dental problems can surface! That’s why you should visit our team at Jasper Dentistry every six months for a checkup and cleaning (or sooner if you’re experiencing abnormal dental symptoms). If you want to learn more about preventive dentistry – from why it’s so important to what to expect at your appointment – read on or give us a call.

Woman smiling at dentist during checkup

Why Choose Jasper Dentistry for Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings?

  • Helping Fort Mill Families Since 1994
  • Top-Rated Dental Team
  • Children and Adults Both Welcome

Why are Regular Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings Important?

According to a survey from Health Digest, 58% of people get their teeth cleaned twice a year. If you’re part of the 42% that don’t, then it may be helpful to know why these biannual visits are so important. To start, gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer can develop and progress undetected without annual X-rays and routine oral exams. Plus, your toothbrush and floss can’t remove plaque and tartar like professional dental tools can. In short, your biannual visits to our office play an important role in both preventing oral health concerns and treating any that do develop early on.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

Dentist with blue gloves using tools to examine patient's teeth

If it’s been more than a year since your last set of X-rays, then we’ll start your appointment by taking new ones. That way, your dentist can take a look at what’s going on underneath the surface as well. Of course, they will also dedicate some time to examining your teeth and gums, looking for warning signs of tooth decay, damaged restorations, gum disease, oral cancer, and the like. If they do notice anything concerning, they will bring it to your attention and discuss your treatment options.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

Illustration of dental tool removing plaque

During the cleaning portion of your visit, your dentist will focus on cleaning the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, removing built-up plaque and tartar, flossing your teeth, and removing surface stains with a light polish. Throughout this process, your dental hygienist will give you any feedback they have – whether that’s a certain area of your mouth to focus on or a product that can help make completing your oral hygiene regimen easier.