Dr. J. Brent Copeland and our team take the oral health of Anderson SC residents seriously. We want you to have a healthy, comfortable, and attractive smile. One of the best ways we’ve found to do this is to focus on prevention. After all, the best problem is the one that never occurs! Routine dental checkups and cleanings may sound like a chore, but they’re a dynamic duo to keep dental issues at bay.
A great smile is one that functions well, feels comfortable, and looks its best.
Your 6-month visit will start with a thorough, yet gentle, dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from teeth. Regular dental cleanings can reverse early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis, and prevent disease- and decay-causing bacteria from damaging teeth.
Next, Dr. Copeland will conduct a comprehensive examination of your smile. Your dental checkup at our Anderson SC dentist’s office is designed to assess the condition of every component of your smile. At your 6-month checkup, the doctor will:
- Examine your teeth for decay
- Assess your gums for signs of periodontal disease
- Perform an oral cancer screening
- Check your bite alignment
Digital x-rays provide a window to the innermost structures of your smile, and an intraoral camera lets you see what the doctor sees inside your mouth.
We’ll explain our findings and any recommended treatment options. Dr. Copeland and our team are always happy to answer any questions you may have. We feel that it’s important to educate you about your oral health so that you can wise choices.
The Road to a Great Smile…and More
Attending regular checkups and cleanings are just one of the many ways in which you can take control of your oral and overall health. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Copeland.