Keeping up with your checkup and cleaning appointments by attending them on schedule every time doesn’t seem like much of a challenge when every visit goes smoothly. For some people, even a simple checkup and cleaning can seem like a chore if they fear they have an issue and will likely need to schedule further treatment to address it. Fortunately, there are ways you can optimize your daily and routine oral health care to help make sure that your regular professional dental visits don’t get too complicated.

Having no oral health issues to treat

Most of the common threats that can develop with your oral health are largely preventable with the right level of care. For example, tooth decay is the most common dental health concern, and it develops from the excess buildup of oral bacteria. The same is true of gum disease, which is also highly common for adults. Both tooth decay and gum disease can often be prevented by tightly controlling the buildup of plaque on your teeth. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once will help you do this, and help reduce the risks of developing a problem and needing further treatment the next time you visit the dentist.

Talking to your dentist about your hygiene

During your dental checkup and cleaning appointment is the best time to talk to your dentist about any questions or concerns you might have with your dental health. If you haven’t taken great care of your smile, then most of that conversation may be about what the condition means for your oral health and how you can best address it. However, if you don’t have any existing concerns to address, then you can focus more on ways you might improve your hygiene routine at home, or brighten your smile with quick and convenient teeth-whitening.

Updating your records with digital X-rays

How well you take care of your teeth and gums at home will play a large role in how your next dental checkup and cleaning appointment will go. Yet, there are some aspects of your visit that you can’t control, which we take extra steps to help optimize and streamline for you. For example, keeping your dental records updated with X-rays is an important part of your dental health care journey. When it’s time to update your records, our use of digital imaging and X-ray technology helps significantly shorten your visit, and makes taking X-rays safer for all patients.

Schedule your next dental checkup and cleaning

With the right care and maintenance, and an excellent hygiene routine at home, you can optimize every dental checkup and cleaning appointment you attend. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us by calling Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS, today at 913-681-5500. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park and all surrounding communities.