Everyone deserves to enjoy a smile that looks great and functions properly. Usually, it’s as easy as brushing twice a day, flossing, and visiting your dentist every six months. Unfortunately, a lot of patients tend to skip their dental appointments for various reasons—whether they simply don’t have the time or they just don’t feel like making the trip. Monarch Dentistry strongly advises against missing your regular dental visits for the betterment of your health, but we’re still more than willing to assist patients that want to turn around their dental health for the better. If you’ve missed your appointments with your dentist in Vienna, it’s not too late to get the dental care you need and deserve!
Routine Dental Visits
Drs. Suzan and Neil Flenniken individually work with patients to develop dental plans that fit their budgets and needs to bring them to optimal oral health. With that being said, there’s no such thing as a complete dental plan without semiannual professional cleanings and dental checkups (and usually, two dental checkups and cleanings are covered with dental insurance!). Even from the growth of your child’s first tooth, patients should start visiting our dental practice two times a year. When you visit the Monarch Dentistry office for a routine dental visit you can expect:
A professional cleaning
Our caring dental hygienists will systematically remove plaque and bacteria from hard to reach spots in your mouth. Even with an impeccable oral health routine at home, it’s important to have your dentist professionally clean the areas that you may have accidentally missed.
A comprehensive dental exam
By taking the time to examine your mouth, neck, and surrounding head areas, we’re able to provide our patients with better short-term and long-term dental care. We thoroughly check inside and outside the mouth to evaluate not just your dental health but your overall health. You can expect:
- A gum disease assessment
- An oral cancer screening
- Checking for abnormalities in lymph notes
- Checking facial muscles
- Evaluating your TMJ’s (temporomandibular joints)
A customized dental plan with preventive treatments
Hopefully, your dental exam and cleaning will be completed easily without any bumps in the road. But, in the case that we do notice a dental issue, we’re still here to help! We offer a variety of preventive services that takes our dental care to the next level which can get your dental health back on track. In the event of either minor or severe gum disease, we have periodontal treatment to remove hardened plaque. We also have advanced soft tissue laser treatments if the infected area needs to be removed so your healthy gums can reattach to your teeth. Whatever the case may be, we have the tools and resources you need for the best dental care in the DMV area!
Why are routine dental appointments so important?
Did you know that advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults? Oral cancer alone causes more than 7,500 deaths each year! If noticed and treated early, these diseases have a high retention rate and can be controlled or eliminated altogether. By keeping an eye out for dental issues every six months, we can often reduce your potential for severe health problems. And if you’re a known high-risk dental patient, you should consider visiting our office more than semiannually. A lot of the time, your dentist is able to spot overall health issues that are unrelated to your dental health just by the shape of your teeth and gums. Take initiative. Practice good preventive care by scheduling a checkup with Monarch Dentistry today!