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Do you have questions about your dental checkups in Colonial Heights, Virginia? If so, our Thomas G. Schleicher, DDS PLC team is happy to help you!

We want you to understand as much of dental checkups as possible. So, to help you, we have provided the answers to these frequently asked questions about dental checkups:

Q: Why are regular dental visits important?

A: Regular dental visits are extremely important because they include the only treatment that can remove the plaque and tartar from your smile. Removing these substances can help you prevent gum disease and cavities. Regular dental visits are also important because they can help you detect dental issues early, which can help you prevent major problems in the future.

Q: I’m not having any symptoms. Do I still need to see a dentist?

A: Yes, you should still attend your dental checkup if you aren’t having any dental symptoms. The dental checkup is a preventative measure. Like mentioned before, it helps you avoid major dental issues that can result in extreme pain and even tooth loss.

Q: What can I expect during a dental checkup?

A: You can expect a thorough dental cleaning (which should include removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth and flossing the crevices of your smile), a fluoride treatment, and an examination of your oral cavity (which might include taking X-Rays).

Q: How often do I need a dental checkup?

A: It’s strongly recommended to receive a dental checkup every six months.

Q: How can I maintain a healthy smile after my checkup?

A: You can maintain a healthy smile by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing and rinsing your smile at least once a day. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. As you floss, use a product that is easy to use. As you rinse, use a product that kills bacteria, freshens your breath, and cleans your smile.

If you have any questions about your dental checkups and cleanings that weren’t included in this blog, please feel free to call our office today at 804-526-0231 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Tom G. Schleicher, if you’re due for your next checkup. We’re happy to help you!