Preventing Problems Before They Start
The health of your teeth and mouth is crucial to the well-being of your entire body. While routine brushing and flossing at home are necessary to keep your smile looking its best, it may not be enough to prevent certain oral health issues.
To maintain your smile’s health, beauty, and functionality, we strongly urge patients to schedule regular dental exams and cleanings at our Kailua-Kona office once every six months. Dr. Gaeta has the tools and experience to keep your smile looking its best year-round. Read on to learn why these routine visits are so essential to your oral health.
Comprehensive Dental Exam
At your routine visit, Dr. Gaeta will perform a thorough dental exam to check for any signs of oral health issues. The earlier a problem is detected, the sooner our Kailua-Kona dentist can create a treatment plan to help get your health back on track.
Using a combination of dental tools and digital X-rays, Dr. Gaeta can detect and diagnose:
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Tooth decay
- Jawbone deterioration
- Oral cancer
During your dental exam, Dr. Gaeta will also check on any restorations you may have, such as implants, crowns, or bridges, to ensure they’re in good condition.
Professional Dental Cleaning
One of our hygienists will begin your dental cleaning by using a variety of tools to remove any hard mineral buildup (tartar) from your teeth. This will help prevent cavities and gum disease. Your hygienist will then floss your teeth, use a polishing compound, and apply fluoride. With our professional dental cleanings, you’re sure to leave our Kailua-Kona office with a beautiful, healthy smile!
Cleanings usually aren’t painful, but if you have any anxiety about your dental exam, be sure to let your hygienist know. We can offer several sedation options to ensure your comfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s important to schedule routine appointments at our Kailua-Kona office at least once every six months to maintain your oral health. Neglecting these regular visits may lead to problems like cavities, infection, or gum disease. Dr. Gaeta and our expert dental team are here to support the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw.
Dental cleanings and exams are virtually painless experiences. However, if you have tooth sensitivity or dental anxiety, Dr. Gaeta will work with you to find a solution. Our top priorities are the health and safety of our patients, so we’ll ensure you receive the dental care you need while remaining at ease.
Scheduling professional dental cleanings is extremely important. Even if you maintain good oral hygiene by brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash, your mouth may not be entirely protected from serious oral health conditions. Certain areas of the mouth, such as the back molars, are difficult to reach with a toothbrush alone. Dr. Gaeta can use specialized dental tools to remove plaque and tartar from even the hardest to reach areas of your mouth to prevent dental health issues.
Schedule Your Routine Appointment Today
Regular dental exams and cleanings are essential to maintaining good oral health. Dr. Gaeta and our expert hygienists can detect and diagnose even the earliest signs of an oral health issue to provide treatment before it can develop further. If you haven’t yet scheduled your biannual appointment, contact our Kailua-Kona office by calling (808) 329-3314 or by filling out our convenient online contact form.