Checkups & Hygiene
Professional Cleanings and Exams for Indianapolis and Surrounding Communities
At Indianapolis Family Dentistry, our goal is to help patients maintain optimal oral health, and preventive exams and cleanings play a vital role. Adults and children alike should see a dentist for routine dental cleanings and exams every six months. During these visits, our dentists have an opportunity to thoroughly clean and inspect your smile for signs of the most common oral health problems, from gum disease—which is the number one cause of adult tooth loss—to decay, cracks, TMJ dysfunction, and even oral cancer.
If you’ve developed any problems since your last visit, we work quickly to resolve them. With comprehensive dental services, we easily address problems in addition to repairing teeth or past dental work worn down over the years.
Taking a proactive approach to the most common and serious oral health problems allows us to reduce potential for larger issues. A small, untreated cavity can destroy an entire tooth, and untreated gum disease can result in tooth loss and increased risk of other serious health problems, including heart disease. Oral cancer claims thousands of lives every year. When caught and treated early, patients have better oral and overall health as the years progress.