Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Flower Mound, TX

Catch Your Problems Early

It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is certainly true when it comes to dentistry; most people are better served when they catch their oral health problems early as opposed to waiting until they become serious.

This is why it’s so important to get regular dental checkups and cleanings. If you haven’t had one in a while and you live around Flower Mound, TX, the team here at Lauri Barge, DDS will be happy to help you. Give us a call today and we’ll schedule you an appointment.

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Why Choose Lauri Barge, DDS for Dental Checkups & Cleanings? 

  • Accepts Dental Insurance
  • Expert Dentist Who Will Attend to your Needs
  • Treats a Wide Variety of Patients of All Ages 

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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It can sometimes be a little difficult to feel motivated to make it to the dentist’s when you don’t have anything that’s bothering you. However, working regular preventive appointments into your routine can do a lot to improve your oral health, and may even save you money in the long run.

Routine cleanings give us an opportunity to clear out plaque deposits that could turn into serious gum disease or tooth decay. Checkups allow us to find burgeoning oral health problems before they become serious, making treatment easier and less expensive.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup 

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Dental checkups involve examining your mouth in a variety of ways to check for disease, as well as talking to you informally about what you should do to make your oral healthcare as good as it can be. We have a variety of diagnostic and imaging tools at our disposal, but we find that the most important aspect of preventive care is that it allows us to form a strong relationship with our patients.

During the checkup, our team will:

  • Review and update your medical history and medication list, as some medications can affect oral health.
  • Conduct a visual examination of your teeth, gums, existing dental work, and overall bite alignment.
  • Perform an oral cancer screening by examining the soft tissues in your mouth.
  • Take X-rays (typically once a year) to identify any underlying issues.
  • If any problems are detected, develop a treatment plan to address them.
  • Answer any questions you might have about your treatment plan or at-home oral care practices.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning  

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While you may be diligent with your oral hygiene, there are certain parts of your mouth that can’t necessarily be reached with just daily dental hygiene. If you don’t do anything to address this issue, you’ll usually find that plaque will build up and will begin to contribute to deeper oral health problems.

Regular dental cleanings seek to address that issue. We will use specialized instruments to remove built up plaque and tartar from along your gumline and between your teeth, i.e. in places that can be a little bit difficult to clean by yourself. We’ll also floss and polish your teeth, leaving you with that straight-from-the-dentist-clean feeling.