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It’s not very fun to go to the dentist, and can be difficult to schedule twice yearly appointments. However, it’s one of the most important steps you can take in protecting your oral health. A dental check-up is a twofold process in which your dentist evaluates your health and cleans your teeth.

The health screening is an important part of your dental check-ups. Your dentist may notice problems during this time that may otherwise go untreated. Threats to your oral health such as gum disease have no initial symptoms, and this is why going to your regular examinations twice a year is important. In addition to the mouth, your dental will look for problems on your head, neck, throat, and face.

Once the visual examination is completed, your cleaning will begin. Your dentist, Dr. Andrew Kang & David Cho , will use their specialized instruments to clean away tartar and plaque that has been built up along the gum line. After your cleaning is finished you will be informed about any changes you should be making to your oral hygiene routine, and also if any problems were spotted that would require further treatment.

After a dental visit, patients find that they are more inclined to brush and floss. This is why regular visits are important, especially for people who do not normally practice regular oral hygiene and would otherwise put their oral hygiene at risk for neglect.

Be sure to schedule your regular appointments. Call Smile Oxford Valley Dental Associates today to schedule your dental check-up in Fairless Hill, Pennsylvania, with Dr. Andrew Kang & David Cho .