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Our dentist and team are committed to helping our patients and their families maintain healthy and confident smiles. If you have not yet scheduled your six-month dental cleaning and exam in the new year, we invite you to contact our office today to ensure your smile is ready for the busy fall season!

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) encourages patients of all ages to visit the dentist for routine dental care at six-month intervals to improve their oral health. Dr. Stephen Coker offers a friendly reminder that regular dental cleanings and exams should be combined with a proper routine of daily brushing and flossing to maintain excellent oral health.

If you are wondering what can you expect at the dentist when you visit us for a dental cleaning, our friendly dental team will perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth, as well as evaluate your oral cavity and take dental X-rays as needed. Any tartar above or below your gum line can be removed during the cleaning while we floss and polish your teeth. We will also screen for any of the following dental health components:

— Signs of cavities

— Quality of periodontal health

— How your bite comes together

— Any symptoms of bruxism or TMJ disorder

— Presence of oral cancer or infection

The AGD has found that routine dental checkups can help reduce the risk of general health diseases, such as stroke and heart disease. Dental cleanings help to prevent bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease, and if you schedule routine professional checkups, our team has the ability to detect and correct these issues while the dental problems are in the early stages. Even life-threatening health conditions like oral cancer can be diagnosed at an early and minimally invasive stage with routine dental exams.

If you would like to learn more about how you can improve your smile for fall with a dental cleaning and exam, contact Parkway Dental at 919-380-9622 today for an appointment with Dr. Stephen Coker.