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Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings – Austin, TX

Soup Up Your Smile!

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Even if you have incredible daily hygiene, there’s only so much you can do for your smile without any help. Certain places in your mouth can’t necessarily be cleaned without the help of a dentist, and if you want to find oral health problems before they become serious, an expert’s opinion is invaluable.

If you live around Austin, Dr. Rebecca Long and the rest of the team here at Westlake Hills Dental Arts would be happy to help you soup up your smile. If you’re curious, here’s what it could potentially do for you.

Why Choose Westlake Hills Dental Arts for Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings? 

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings Important?

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It might not be immediately apparent why you need to visit the dentist when you’re feeling perfectly fine, but the fact is that the preventive care that you’ll get from your dentist are some of the most important services that you can receive.

It’s common for plaque to build up between the teeth and along the gumline, especially if you’re lax with flossing. These plaque deposits may sometimes harden into tartar, contributing to gum disease and tooth decay. Professional teeth cleanings can break up tartar deposits and ensure solid oral health.

If you have any latent or emerging oral health problems, it’s also a good idea to deal with them before they become serious. A regular checkup affords you the opportunity to detect and treat conditions that may otherwise do damage over time.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup 

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When you see us for a checkup, we’ll begin by visually inspecting your teeth, gums, dental work, and bite. We’ll also look at the soft tissues in your mouth for any signs of oral cancer. Around once a year, we’ll also use x-rays to check for any problems under the surface.

If we detect any issues, we’ll talk with you about a treatment plan and what your next appointments with us could look like. We’ll answer any questions you may have about your teeth, and will take the time to update and review your medical history.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning  

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Regular dental teeth cleanings are done with specialized tools designed to remove plaque and tartar deposits. We will use these implements between your teeth, along your gums, and anywhere else that there could be some unusual bacterial buildup.

Once this is done, we’ll polish your teeth to remove any surface level stains. This will give you the fresh-from-the-dentist clean feeling that our patients love.

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