Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Oklahoma City, OK

Invest in Healthy Teeth and Gums

Did you know that your dental health influences your overall wellness? Brushing and flossing are important for preventing cavities and gum disease, but they are only half of the care your mouth needs. The American Dental Association recommends having a cleaning and checkup every 6 months to keep preventable issues at bay. Not to mention, tooth decay and gum disease aren’t the only threats to your oral health. Dr. Colin Holman can provide the personalized care you need to keep your mouth and body healthy.

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Why Choose Dental Expressions for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Personalized Treatment Plans
  • Treat Patients of All Ages
  • Effective Preventive Solutions

Why are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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Regular dental care is proven to stop prevalent issues from occurring. This preserves your smile and supports your general health. However, it can also lower your overall dental expenses. You’re less likely to need costly treatments later. Researchers have found that $1 of preventive dentistry can save up to $50 on restorative fees. If you have dental insurance, 80% to 100% of preventive dental care is covered for a co-payment. Semi-annual dental checkups are an affordable investment in better oral health and improved wellness.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

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Your dental team will take X-rays to ensure Dr. Holman has a complete picture of your oral health and structures. He will review the X-rays and perform a visual examination to look for anything concerning, like enamel loss, gum inflammation, or oral cancer. He will also check your bite and neck for any abnormalities. He will explain the results of his examination and if any additional care is needed, like a deep cleaning or dental filling.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning 

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Your dental hygienist will use special dental instruments to remove plaque and tartar buildup. They will polish your teeth and may perform other preventive services, like fluoride varnish or dental sealants. Your hygienist will also learn more about your home brushing and flossing habits to make any suggestions for improvement, like adding a mouthwash to your routine.

It’s never too late to commit to a healthy smile. If it is time for your next cleaning and checkup, contact our office at (405) 544-0044 to schedule an appointment.