We hear it all of the time:
"It's just a cleaning...it’s not that important". Well,
that's where most patients are wrong. Your overall health IS that
important to us, and should be just as important to you.
Did you know that your oral health can
offer clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can
affect the rest of your body?
Your oral health might affect, be
affected by, or contribute to various diseases and conditions, including:
Pregnancy and birth.
At Ballston Dental Arts, your
Dentist and Hygienist perform more than "just a cleaning" at every
Examines the health and function of the jaw joint
Assesses the soft tissues around your mouth
Looks for early signs of oral cancer
Documents the position of the teeth and bite
Assesses the fit and condition of oral appliances (implants,
dentures, partials, retainers)
Looks for the presence and stage of gum disease
Assesses the condition of existing fillings, crowns and
valuates for new decay (cavities)
Reviews radiographs (x-rays)
Provides a plan for optimal long-term dental health
Reviews your medical history and medications
Removes the soft and hard deposits from above and below
the gum line
Measures the depths of the pockets around your teeth
Polishes the teeth
Flosses around each tooth
Provides a fluoride treatment
Irrigates the mouth
Provides oral hygiene instruction and nutrition
Takes radiographs (x-rays)
Takes intra-oral photos
We want you to take your health as
seriously as we do. Make sure to schedule your dental examinations and
cleanings (twice per year) along with your annual physicals. If you have questions about your oral health, call to schedule a visit with Dr. Kim at (703) 931-5555 or visit us online at www.ballstondentalarts.com.
forward to seeing you soon.
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