Along with regular brushing and flossing, receiving complete dental checkups is extremely important for maintaining positive oral health. These visits give our experts an opportunity to thoroughly examine the mouth for any important oral health issues or problems that may be developing. A regular checkup also allows a patient to receive a deeper and more thorough cleaning than what is possible at home. After receiving a checkup, a patient will enjoy a clean mouth, along with pleasant breath for many months to follow.
Every patient who visits Stein Family Dentistry for a complete checkup receives a full examination, a professional cleaning, an oral cancer screening, and when necessary, digital X-rays.
Even when proper dental care is provided, it is possible for a person to develop oral health issues. That is why it is essential to keep a close eye out for any problems that may occur. When providing a full examination, our experts use special equipment and tools to check the patient’s teeth and gums. This way, we can find issues that the patient may have never noticed. Some of the issues that can be detected include cavities, tooth decay, tooth shifts and gum disease.
Brushing twice per day and flossing daily is very important for maintaining healthy teeth. But there are certain areas of the mouth that cannot be reached effectively by cleaning at home. That is where a professional cleaning comes in. Our experts use specialized tools to remove any tartar or plaque that has accumulated upon on the exterior surfaces of one’s teeth. We then cleanse and polish the teeth to eliminate surface stains and any odor-causing bacteria. This process will leave the patient with a brightened smile and a long-lasting sensation of fresh breath.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a serious condition that can affect a person at any time. Although there are specific risk factors for oral cancer, it is not possible to truly predict when a person may develop the disease. That is why our experts provide an oral cancer screening during every complete checkup. During this process, we will examine the patient’s lips, tongue, face, gums, throat and soft oral tissues for any signs of the disease. If we find anything suspicious, a biopsy will be scheduled as soon as possible.
Digital X-rays allow our experts to check the hidden areas of a patient’s mouth to look for any problems or issues that would otherwise be invisible. The digital images that are produced can then be uploaded to a monitor for easy viewing. This way, we can quickly and efficiently share any findings with the patient. Some issues that are often detected using digital X-rays include tooth decay, gum disease, jawbone deterioration, cysts and oral cancer.
Receiving regular dental checkups is one of the most important things you can do to maintain positive oral health and a beautiful smile. Please call us at (509) 747-5586 to schedule an appointment.
Our Happy Patients
“I went in today, after having the same dentist since I was a child. She retired, and Dr. Stein took her place. I was fearful, as I think trust is important in a dental relationship. I met Dr. Stein for the first time, and he put me at ease. Very professional, listened to my concerns, and did a painless filling and other services. I would highly recommend Dr. Stein if you are looking for a new dentist. Glad to see some of the same staff remaining as well.”
“I went in today for an X-ray and exam and I got so much more! Considering my dental insurance hasn’t kicked in yet I knew it would be expensive that being said I didn’t know what all I’d be getting done, when being told that I needed a root canal I was more than nervous about it (concerned about the cost) Dr. Stein Totally worked with my budget and set me up with a payment plan. Throughout my time there he kept saying “let’s get you out of pain first” He got me in a chair right away and took care of the root canal on the spot. I thought that was Quite impressive considering that some places will have you schedule another appointment with them For a later date, so with all that being said I’m very happy with his work even more so, happy that I’ve found a dentist. Feels good to be a part of the family.”
“Everyone in this office is very friendly and caring; having an appointment here is always like visiting with friends! Met Dr. Stein for the first time today, after having had the same trusted dentist for many years. Dr. Stein seems very pleasant and gentle. Will be happy to continue my dental care here.”
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