To ensure a long lasting and healthy smile, let Dr. Cox and his Lebanon, MO dentist team take care of your regular dental needs. The team is welcoming and will ease any insecurity you may have about visiting the dentist. If it has been years since your last cleaning, it is the perfect opportunity to have a wellness exam completed.
Not only are regular cleanings and exams important to keep oral infections like gum disease and cavities at bay, the preventive care can have an impact on your systemic and overall health.
Infections of the oral cavity can lead to expensive damage of tooth structure and soft tissue. An infection like gum disease or tooth decay can also contribute to or exacerbate systemic medical issues like diabetes, heart disease and stroke. If you want to keep your dental costs down and your body well, give Lebanon dentist, Dr. Cox, a call.
What can I expect at my hygiene check up?
Dr. Cox will make you feel right at home when you come in for your check up. He and his team will walk you through each step of your evaluation to make sure you are informed and comfortable. You will be asked to share any concerns or changes you may have, such as tooth discoloration, bad breath, sensitivity to hot and cold, or bleeding during brushing or flossing. The Lebanon dentist team will then complete the following:
- Review of health history (medication use, changes in systemic health, etc.)
- Gum disease assessment
- Bone health assessment
- Check of existing restorations
- Oral cancer screening
- Home care routine review (brushing and flossing)
- Laser cavity detection screening
- Address any other concerns you may have
The team will also provide a teeth cleaning so you leave your check up feeling your absolute best.
Many things can cause or contribute to oral infections; usually it is a combination of hygiene habits, diet, and genetics. Let Lebanon dentist, Dr. Cox, partner with you in your wellness. He will set a recall schedule unique to your needs that will help you maintain a healthy smile. Give him a call today at (417) 288-4259.