Dental Checkups & Cleanings – New Bedford, MA

Prevent Problems to Protect Your Smile

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You probably already know that brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily is essential to preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Even with regular dental hygiene habits, it’s still possible to develop an issue. Unfortunately, dental issues don’t get better on their own and tend to grow progressively worse. That means that visiting your dentist every 6 months for a standard checkup and cleaning is equally as important as a consistent at-home oral care routine. Fortunately, your dentist at Sound Dentistry has the training and experience to prevent problems and protect your smile. Feel free to contact us to schedule your next appointment.

Why Choose Sound Dentistry for Dental Checkups & Cleanings?

  • Flexible Financing Available
  • Experienced and Board-Certified Specialists
  • Advanced Technology to Enhance Patient Comfort

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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It’s not uncommon for patients to skip dental visits if they’re not having noticeable symptoms, but doing so puts your well-being at risk. Fortunately, our dentists have the necessary training and education to identify and treat issues that you might not even realize have developed. It’s possible to get a cavity somewhere you can’t see like between your teeth or under your gumline. If you skip your checkup, it will continue to be overlooked, and your tooth decay will continue until you start noticing symptoms. You could end up needing an emergency root canal down the road to fix a problem that could have been prevented earlier on.

Gum disease is also hard to detect in the early stages, but our dentists know what to look for. We can quickly spot the signs to clear away any infection as soon as it is diagnosed. This benefits your oral well-being as well as your overall health because periodontal disease can enter your bloodstream and contribute to other medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

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You can expect a checkup with our dental team in New Bedford to include:

  • A visual examination. We’ll inspect your teeth, gums, bite alignment, and any existing dental work to ensure everything is in good condition.
  • An oral cancer screening. We can screen the soft tissues in your mouth for any indicators of oral cancer.
  • At least once a year we’ll take X-rays to identify whether there are any issues hidden beneath the surface of your teeth and gums.
  • Suggested treatments. If any issues are identified, our experts will make recommendations to address them.
  • Dental Q&A. We’ll take the time to answer any questions you have about your dental condition or at-home hygiene habits.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

Girl in dental chair with dentist pointing to her smile

During your dental cleaning, our hygienist will brush your teeth with specialized instruments that can reach the surfaces you may miss at home. We gently scrub all sides of and along your gumline to reduce the likelihood of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. We’ll also thoroughly floss them to ensure bacteria don’t thrive below your gums.

Then, we’ll polish your teeth with a special tool to remove minor surface stains and offer fluoride treatment to strengthen your enamel. When we’re done, you’ll have a sparkling fresh smile!