Routine Exams & Teeth Cleanings in Elk Grove, CA
Starting at the age of one or when the first tooth comes in, everyone should begin visiting a dentist. Dental checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile and they shouldn't be taken lightly. Are you overdue for your routine exam? Don't worry. Contact our office and one of our friendly team members will help you get set up with an appointment right away!
The Value of Preventive Care
According to the American Academy of Dentistry, you should visit the dentist every six months for a biannual exam and cleaning. Why? Because taking a preventive approach to your oral health can help you save money and time in the long run, as well as keep more serious dental issues at bay. By having a skilled professional look over your teeth and gums, you can ensure that your teeth are in great shape and also be able to leave the office with a fresh, newly cleaned smile. Other benefits of regular exams and cleanings include:
- Freshen Breath
- Improve Oral & Overall Health
- Lessen Potential for Gum Disease
- Lift Tooth Stains
- Prevent Tooth Decay & Cavities
- Remove Built-up Plaque & Tartar
- & More!
What to Expect at Your Biannual Dental Checkup
Once you check in at the front desk and fill out your paperwork, we encourage you to take advantage of our complimentary beverage bar, free WiFi, soft pillows and blankets, and Bose® headphones while you wait for your appointment to start. Once we call you back, we'll grab any necessary X-rays, which should only take a few minutes. Then, we'll guide you to your designated chair where one of our talented dental hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and apply dental sealants or fluoride treatments on a case-by-case basis.
After we polish your teeth to restore their natural shine, Dr. Tin will sit down with you to examine your smile, as well as discuss your dental history, X-ray imaging, and any smile concerns you may have. If needed, he'll schedule a follow-up appointment for any dental issues that require further treatment. Dr. Tin works hard to help you have a fun, stress-free dental checkup. Visiting the dentist doesn't have to feel like pulling teeth. At Villa Vista Dental, we strive to bring smiling back to dentistry!
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I prepare for my regular checkup?
If it's your first time visiting us, we kindly ask that you fill out your new patient forms ahead of time. This allows us to get you in and out of our office sooner. If you're an existing patient, there isn't any prep that we require before you come in for your regular checkup, just make sure you're keeping up with your daily oral hygiene regimen!
What can I do to improve my dental care routine at home?
The best way to improve your dental care routine is to stick to it. Try setting a time for your daily and nightly oral hygiene regimen (and even set an alarm on your phone if you need to) and abide by it. Don't forget to brush twice a day for two minutes each time and floss at least once a day!
How often should I get a fluoride treatment?
There isn't a set time frame for how often you need a fluoride treatment. When you visit us at your checkup, we'll examine your teeth to see if you're in need of one. With the help of fluoridated water and toothpaste, you should be in good shape, but we'll let you know if your teeth could use a little extra fluoride!
Get Your Dental Checkup Today!