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Do you ever wonder why your dental cleaning and exam appointments are vital for a strong and successful oral health? If so, our dentist, Dr. James Stanford, and dental team are more than happy to tell you why. Your dental checkups include services that help your teeth, gums, smile, and entire oral health survive and stay in tip-top shape. To explain a little more, we would like to list the beneficial services that are included in your appointment, like:

-Diagnostic services, including reviewing and updating your medical history charts (including information about heart problems, pregnancy, diabetes, medications you’re taking, etc.), evaluating your teeth and gum tissues, checking your bite, examining your chewing and swallowing patterns, taking dental X-rays to deeply examine your mouth, and providing an oral cancer screening.

-Preventive services, including the removal of plaque and tartar (which is essential for preventing cavities and gum disease), stain removal, applying fluoride to nourish and strengthen the teeth, protecting the teeth with sealants (if this is needed and possible), polishing the teeth and dental restorations, deeply cleaning the entire mouth, and caring for any dental appliances, like dentures and dental bridges.

-Educational services, including showing you how to properly brush and floss, teaching you about optimal nutrition, telling you when to return for your next appointment, evaluating your self-care effectiveness and teaching you how to improve, and counseling you on tobacco cessation if necessary.

To learn more about dental checkups in Ballwin, Missouri, or to schedule your next appointment at Stanford Dental, please call 636-256-3559 now and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!