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Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Houston, TX

The Most Important Appointments of Your Year

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Regular dental checkups and cleanings may not be your favorite event on your calendar, but they are some of the most important appointments you can attend. During the dental cleaning portion of your visit, one of our experienced hygienists will remove plaque and tartar that couldn’t be reached at home to keep you healthy. Then, you’ll have an in-depth checkup, where Dr. Cher Rich will check your teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue, throat, and any other related areas to ensure that everything is in tip-top shape. The key is to catch oral health issues before they fester into a condition that’s more severe. Keep reading to learn more about our checkups and cleanings.

Not Just a Cleaning

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When you think about routine dental appointments, you may picture someone scrubbing at your teeth and polishing them for a beautiful smile. While this is a vital part of your trip to our office, we also provide potentially life-saving dental checkups. These in-depth examinations will typically include X-Rays to get a better look at your dental structure, and a thorough examination of your oral health. This is important to prevent and detect issues while they are still small, saving you from more extensive (and expensive) dental care in the future.

Additionally, we don’t just focus on your teeth. In fact, we carefully check for symptoms of gum disease, a problem that affects about half of the population. Recent research has shown that gum disease can increase your chances of heart attack, strokes, certain cancers, and even Alzheimer’s, making these routine checkups more important than ever. We also look for warning signs of oral cancer. Dentists alone catch around 84% of oral cancers early to protect patients from this life-threatening problem. If caught in its earliest stages, the chances of a full recovery are high.

What if You Have a Cavity?

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If you have a cavity, infection, or any other dental issues, we will schedule your appointment to provide the necessary treatment. Dr. Rich will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that includes information like timelines and cost. Our front desk team is happy to answer any questions that you may have leading up to your appointment. They will also navigate the confusing waters of insurance to maximize your benefits while minimizing your out of pocket spending.

Do you or a family member need a checkup and cleaning? Call our office today to request an appointment!