Oral Health Cleanings & Exams

A dental cleaning is a necessity for good oral and overall health. In OKC at Family Dental Center, Dr. Cohlmia and his team recommends visiting the office at least twice per year for a regular dental cleaning. A Family Dental Center hygienist will scrape away months of regular wear and rejuvenate your passion for good hygiene. We also recommend visiting at least once per year for a dental exam. Even though Dr. Cohlmia typically only performs one exam on each patient per year, the dental cleanings give him a chance to look at your teeth and monitor your oral health.

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Dental Exams in OKC

A dental exam, at least once per year, can lead to better oral health. When Dr. Cohlmia keeps a close eye on your dental health, he can spot dental concerns early or even before they arise. Further, during each dental exam Dr. Cohlmia or his Family Dental Center team in OKC will perform an oral cancer screening. Spotting oral cancer early is an important factor in overcoming the cancer. Lastly, at the dental exam, Dr. Cohlmia and his team can monitor your gum health. The early stages of gum disease can be reversed with regular periodontal therapy; however the later stage, called periodontal disease, cannot be reversed. Periodontal disease can also lead to bone and even tooth loss if it is not maintained.

A Professional Dental Cleaning Can Lead To Cosmetic Dentistry

A good, regular oral health cleaning schedule can not only improve your health, but it may also improve your appearance. First, many patients receive a fluoride varnish on their teeth during their semi-annual dental cleaning. This will strengthen the protective layer on their teeth and decrease their risk of developing a dental cavity in the future. Secondly, patients at our office can opt for a fluoride varnish which will strengthen the enamel on their teeth. Lastly, with healthy teeth, many patients are eligible for cosmetic dentistry treatments such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. As you may have realized, your oral health is the foundation of the function and appearance of your smile. Dr. Cohlmia and his Family Dental Center team are dedicated to your oral health and the appearance of your smile. For more information about dental cleanings and dental exams, call our OKC dental office today!