Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Corbin, KY
Ensure Your Smile Is as Healthy as Possible
Do you know that you need a dental checkup, but you just haven’t gotten around to it? If so, you’re not alone. According to a survey from the American Dental Association, 42 percent of Americans don’t visit their dentist as often as they should. At Corbin Family Dental Care, we want to do our part to help fix that! Our friendly team is more than happy to make your dental checkup in Corbin as smooth and stress-free as possible. We even offer sedation options to soothe anxious patients. If it has been more than six months since your last checkup and cleaning, we encourage you to give us a call and schedule one today!
Why Choose Corbin Family Dental Care for Dental Checkups & Cleanings?
- Able to See Entire Families at Same Appointment
- Stop Minor Dental Problems from Becoming Major Headaches
- Checkups & Cleanings Often Fully Covered by Insurance
Your Dental Checkup
The first portion of your appointment involves a standard checkup. Our team will take detailed x-rays of your mouth to spot any problems that might be hiding, such as cavities between your teeth or jawbone loss. Then, you’ll meet one-on-one with our very own Dr. Katherine Whitaker. She’ll spend some time getting to know you, your medical history, and your smile goals before conducting a thorough examination of your mouth, including every tooth, your gums, and any existing dental work. Using both her findings and the x-rays, she’ll discuss a personalized treatment plan with you to ensure your smile is as healthy as possible.
Your Dental Cleaning
After Dr. Whitaker is finished evaluating your dental health, next comes the dental cleaning in Corbin. One of our skilled dental hygienists will use special instruments to clear away any plaque (and its hardened form, known as tartar) that has built up on your teeth and gums. While you can get rid of plaque on your own through regular brushing and flossing, only a dental professional can remove it once it has hardened into tartar.
Why These Appointments Are So Important
As mentioned earlier, regular cleanings are the only way to remove tartar. Tartar is chock full of harmful bacteria that contribute to oral health problems like cavities and gum disease. Not to mention, it can leave behind unsightly yellow stains on your teeth. For this reason, getting a cleaning at least twice a year can help your teeth maintain their pearly white sheen.