Your mouth is a complex system, of teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. Your daily oral hygiene routine of twice-daily brushing and flossing at night is an important first step in preventing oral health issues such as tooth decay, and periodontal disease. Yet to ensure long-term, good oral health, you will also need to have a dental exam and cleaning performed every six months.
Each dental checkup administered at Dr. Brett McCown’s clinic is designed to clean your teeth and monitor every aspect of your mouth.
This starts with thorough dental cleaning performed by one of Dr. Brett McCown’s highly-skilled dental hygienists. This will remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and along the gumline. This is followed up by a dental polishing procedure to remove minor surface stains. If your teeth suffer from more significant staining issues, you might want to ask about a dental bleaching treatment.
Throughout the cleaning procedure, your hygienist will watch for signs of tooth decay, gum disease or any other oral health issues. They will note them for Dr. Brett McCown’s direct attention. This might also include taking some X-rays to assess the interior health of your teeth.
Dr. Brett McCown will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If they detects a problem, Dr. Brett McCown will discuss your treatment options.
If your tooth enamel show signs of demineralization Dr. Brett McCown might recommend having a basic fluoride treatment administered. This will help strengthen tooth enamel to help prevent future tooth decay issues.
Dr. Brett McCown will then perform a basic oral cancer screening. This will involve an examination of your tongue, neck, cheek, and throat to look for any overt signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.
If you live in Seguin, Texas and you have an oral health concern, you should call 830-372-2852 to schedule a dental exam and cleaning with Dr. Brett McCown.