Dental Checkup

Teeth cleanings and regular dental checkups are an essential part of maintaining a healthy smile. It’s a critical part of your oral health and something we recommend to all of our patrons. Dental checkups should be completed every six months to maintain proper and optimal health.

Regular Dental Checkups

We are dedicated to providing top-quality preventative dental care to ensure your smile stays healthy and vibrant. Our comprehensive dental checkups are designed to catch potential issues early, keeping your teeth and gums in excellent condition. Whether it’s your regular dental exam or you’re visiting us for the first time, our team is here to make your experience comfortable and thorough. Here is what you can expect with your dental checkup:

  • Comprehensive Dental Exam: Our skilled dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth. This includes checking for signs of decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Regular dental exams are crucial for maintaining optimal oral health.
  • Professional Teeth Cleaning: Professional teeth cleaning is an essential part of your dental checkup. Our hygienist will remove plaque and tartar buildup that regular brushing and flossing can’t reach. Teeth cleaning helps prevent cavities and gum disease, keeping your mouth healthy and your smile bright.
  • X-Rays (if needed): To get a complete picture of your oral health, we may take X-rays. This allows us to see what’s happening below the surface and identify any issues that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
  • Personalized Oral Health Advice: After your exam and cleaning, our team will provide personalized advice on how to maintain your oral health at home. This includes tips on brushing, flossing, and dietary habits that can affect your teeth and gums.

Get a clean mouth and a great-looking smile with routine dental cleanings and exams from Nashoba Family Dentists.

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  • Why do regular dental checkups matter?

    Regular dental checkups are a key part of preventative dental care. By visiting us regularly, you can:

    • Catch problems early before they become serious
    • Maintain a brighter, healthier smile
    • Avoid costly and extensive dental procedures in the future
    • Receive professional advice tailored to your specific needs
  • How much does a teeth cleaning cost?

    We aim to provide high-quality dental care that’s affordable for our patients in Littleton, MA. A dental exam and teeth cleaning are separate costs, both listed below. Out of pocket cost for any procedure depends on your insurance coverage at the time of the procedure.

    • Dental Exam: $58-$150
    • Teeth Cleaning: $87-$115
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  • What is an oral cancer screening?

    Every time we provide care, we’re observing many different aspects of your overall health. Most people are surprised at the large amount of surface area that lines the mouth. While this lining repairs itself quickly, it is susceptible to changes that may require monitoring or further evaluation.

    Oral cancer can afflict anyone although tobacco users put themselves at significantly higher risk than non-users. Chewing tobacco contains up to 3000 different chemicals, including the same compounds used in pesticides and embalming fluid. Cellular changes below the surface aren’t always detectable until they’ve advanced to a critical stage.

    However, early detection and treatment of oral cancer significantly increases the chance of a positive outcome. The American Cancer Society reports that about 7,000 deaths result from oral cancer out of 30,000 cases diagnosed annually. If we suspect any unusual changes in your mouth tissue, we may suggest a biopsy and microscopic analysis by a qualified lab.

    Many other non-cancerous changes can occur in your mouth’s tissue, from oral warts to autoimmune lesions.

    As a side note, we understand tobacco holds powerful addictive powers over many health-conscious people. If you’re determined to quit, we want to be a supportive partner in your efforts. Talk to your hygienist or dentist about strategies and resources for kicking the habit.

  • Why are brushing and flossing important?

    We all know brushing and flossing make our mouth feel great. But, brushing and flossing do more than freshen breath – they physically disrupt the complex network of bacteria called a biofilm. It’s important to disrupt and remove the sticky film so diseases like cavities and gum disease are less likely to happen. There are a lot of products on the market that claim they are the best. Make sure to talk about the options with your hygienist to get the best recommendation.

    And as you know, it is important to brush twice a day for at least two minutes, and floss once. If you have a hard time remembering to floss, connect it with a daily activity you always do. You can floss in the shower or while driving to work!

Schedule Your Dentist Visit Today

Don't wait until you have a problem to see the dentist. Schedule your dental checkup at Nashoba Family Dentists today and take a proactive step towards better oral health. Whether it's a routine visit or you're concerned about a specific issue, our team is here to help.

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Nashoba Family Dentists

256 Great Road, Suite 5
Littleton, MA 01460
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Hours

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday: 7:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone

978-486-8261

Email Address

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