Teeth Cleaning and Regular Checkups Help Maintain a Healthy and Beautiful Smile
Everyone in your family should visit the dentist twice a year for a dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning. Through preventive dentistry, we can remove plaque and tartar, and ensure that any oral health conditions are treated in their early stages. These visits are also a great opportunity for both kids and adults to learn more about brushing, flossing, and how to take excellent care of their teeth at home. Dr. Gilbert Palmieri and his staff have been serving their community of Lancaster, PA, since 1984, and are always accepting new patients overdue for their bi-annual dental checkups. Preventive dentistry is a key focus of our practice, and we look forward to helping you and your family experience outstanding oral health.
The Importance of Preventive Dentistry
While brushing and flossing are very important, regular checkups with a dentist are also essential. If you have skipped a few of your last scheduled visits to the dentist, screening for oral health conditions during your regular dental checkup is especially important. Your dentist will look for signs of decay, gum disease, cavities, and dental infection. Screening for these conditions can benefit both your health and your budget. The progression of these conditions can pose serious health risks in the long term, and the cost of addressing conditions at later stages is often significantly greater.
Our thorough checkups can detect oral health issues in their earliest stages.
What to Expect during Your Dental Checkup
Dr. Palmieri begins every dental checkup with flossing and teeth cleaning. During this time, he will examine your teeth and gums for any obvious signs of oral health conditions. Additionally, he will take a digital x-ray of your smile, which will give us information about any underlying or developing conditions. If additional treatment is needed, Dr. Palmieri will discuss his concerns and explain your options for treatment.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do ahead of your visit to make you and your family feel more comfortable.
Regular Dental Checkups for Kids and Teens
The tools, equipment, and environment of the dentist’s office can feel unfamiliar and cause anxiety for young children. Bringing children to the dentist starting at a young age can help them to become comfortable in our office and to establish a habit of routine checkups. In fact, it is recommended that parents bring their children to the dentist when their first tooth erupts, or shortly after their first birthday, whichever comes first. Dr. Palmieri understands how to help young patients feel comfortable under our care. Teens can also benefit greatly from regular visits, as risks of issues relating to wisdom teeth and a variety of other oral health concerns can arise during this time in their development.
Contact Our Practice to Schedule Your Visit
Please let us know if there is anything we can do ahead of your visit to make you and your family feel more comfortable. Contact us today to schedule a dental checkup for yourself and your loved ones. You can also reach us by phone at (717) 898-2228.