Whether you already have beautiful teeth or you’re still working towards improving your oral health, you can never go wrong with a dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning. Dr. Halabo and his team will be sure to provide you with a thorough dental checkup that will leave your teeth sparkling and your mouth, fresh. Best of all, we always guarantee a gentle touch in order to ensure that you will remain as comfortable as possible while you receive top-quality treatment.
Dental checkups are very important, as they allow our experts to examine your mouth for any oral health issues that may be present. If anything is discovered, we can respond by providing the most effective treatment. Dental health problems can occur very suddenly, and you never know when one might affect you. With this in mind, we strongly advise that you always make sure to visit us at least twice per year for a complete checkup.
During your checkup, you will be able to sit back and watch satellite TV with headphones and enjoy our tranquil garden views. Every complete dental checkup at our practice includes a professional teeth cleaning, an oral cancer screening, digital X-rays (when needed) and cavity detection using DIAGNOdent. We also provide fluoride applications when necessary.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Also known as prophylaxis, a professional teeth cleaning is our chance to rid your mouth of harmful oral bacteria and plaque, while also providing you with a fresh feeling of oral cleanliness. We use special dental tools to remove plaque that has built-up on the surfaces of your teeth and below your gum line. Our experts will also cleanse and polish your teeth to eliminate surface stains and discolorations. This thorough process will surely leave your entire mouth looking and feeling clean for many months to come. A professional teeth cleaning is also a great time for us to examine your mouth for any signs or symptoms of tooth decay or gum disease.
By taking digital X-rays, we can safely and quickly view the hidden areas of your mouth and oral structures. Our practice features state-of-the-art digital radiography devices that will present us with extremely detailed and clear pictures. These pictures will provide us with a better understanding of any oral health issues that you are experiencing, and they may even uncover issues that you were unaware of. Once we know exactly what is occurring and what issues are affecting you, we can proceed forward with the best possible method of treatment.
Oral Cancer Screening
An oral cancer screening is an essential part of any complete dental checkup. Our experts know that oral cancer can strike at any time, and that is why we are very serious about thoroughly examining all of our patients for any symptoms of the disease. By catching oral cancer in its earliest stages, our team can recommend the most effective treatment for beating the condition. Our oral cancer screenings are conducted with care as we examine the lips, tongue, face, throat and oral tissues for any signs of oral cancer.
DIAGNOdent Cavity Detection
Cavities are very common, and while they are usually not too serious, they can quickly develop into major problems if they are left untreated. By using DIAGNOdent technology, our team has made cavity detection easier and more effective than ever before. DIAGNOdent involves using highly advanced lasers to scan the teeth for any signs of cavities and other forms of tooth decay. The technology has made us incredibly successful in detecting cavities early, and it allows us to present our patients with the most accurate information possible.
One of the best ways to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay is through supplemental fluoride applications. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can be applied directly to the teeth to enhance their durability and resistance. Any patient who is at a high risk of developing tooth decay can greatly benefit from our fluoride applications that only take a few minutes to complete.
Dr. Halabo has been named a top dentist for 15 consecutive years! Please visit Sam J. Halabo, DMD for your never complete dental checkup. You may call our office at (619) 427-0810 to schedule an appointment.