Dental Checkup Downey CA

Dental Checkups

Dental Checkup Downey, CA

If you need a dental checkup in Southern California, Downey Dental Arts is here to provide you with the best in preventative dental care. Our comprehensive dental checkups will help keep your smile looking and feeling beautiful throughout your life!

What Is a Dental Checkup?

The best way to protect your oral health is to get regular dental checkups, also called dental exams or examinations. (We prefer the word “checkup” as the term “dental exam” sounds too much like a test you need to pass!) A dental checkup is where our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth for any signs of issues. Our dental hygienist will also take pictures of the insides of your mouth and use special digital X-ray technology to see what’s happening under the surface.

How Often Do I Need a Dental Checkup?

Everyone needs a dental checkup. You should get a dental checkup at least once per year but ideally twice per year. If you have an ongoing oral health issue, we may recommend that you come to see us for a checkup more frequently.

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Dental Checkup in Downey CA

Do Children Need Dental Checkups?

Yes, children should be brought in for regular dental checkups starting at the age of six months.

What Are the Benefits of a Dental Checkup?

Dental checkups are your first line of defense for correcting problems with the teeth and gums. Our dentist will also screen your mouth for oral cancer during your dental checkup, which is critical because cancers are best treated early on. By thoroughly examining the teeth and gums, the dentist will be able to determine whether any evidence of disease is present, such as gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease). We will also review your X-rays to see if there are any signs of cavities.

My Teeth Look Fine, Do I Still Need a Dental Checkup?

You may brush and floss regularly but still have issues with your teeth and gums that aren’t visible on the surface. Sometimes, our teeth wear down unevenly due to teeth grinding at night (that we aren’t aware of since we are sleeping!). Or, plaque could be building up below the gumline and causing irritation in the gums. Cavities can sometimes form before we feel any pain. By getting a regular dental checkup, these problems can be spotted early and treated more easily.

What If Something is Found During a Dental Checkup?

If we do find something during a dental checkup, don’t worry. It is common to find issues during these visits. (After all, that’s why we are here!). Most dental concerns are easily treated. Many common oral health problems include cavities and gum disease. We will also let you know if we find any orthodontic issues, such as crooked or misaligned teeth that need correction.

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What Are the Costs for Dental Checkups in Downey?

Routine dental checkups and teeth cleanings are often covered whole or at least in part by dental insurance plans. If not, they are quite affordable and can range from approximately $75 to $150. The costs of not getting regular dental checkups can be quite high. Remember the old saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? If you catch an oral health problem like gum disease early on, you will save a lot of money (and grief) down the line. In short, getting a dental checkup today could save you thousands of dollars in the future.

Need a Dental Checkup in Southern California?

If you would like to schedule a dental checkup at Downey Dental Arts, contact us today by calling (562) 445-3363.

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