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Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Corbin, KY

Ensure Your Smile Is as Healthy as Possible

woman giving thumbs up while attending dental checkup and cleaning in Corbin

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

close up mouth with dental mirror in it

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

dental hygienist cleaning a patient’s teeth

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.

Once the hygienist has thoroughly cleaned this substance out of your mouth, they’ll polish your pearly whites with a special material that removes surface stains, making your smile shine a little brighter. In addition, this paste also makes it more difficult for bacteria to attach themselves to your teeth in the future.

Why These Appointments Are So Important

dentist showing a patient her dental x-rays

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.

In the grand scheme of things, attending a dental exam in Corbin every six months is just as crucial to your oral health. Many dental health issues, like cavities, don’t show noticeable symptoms such as pain until they have reached the point where treatment is fairly difficult and costly. To prevent this, it’s important to let Dr. Whitaker examine your mouth on a regular basis. With her highly trained eyes, she can detect early warning signs of oral issues and devise a plan to handle them while treatment is still relatively easy and affordable.