Many people assume that they do not need to visit the dentist unless they have an actual dental problems, such as a cavity, toothache, oral injury, or loose tooth. However, it’s better for your dental health if you visit the dentist before any of these issues occur. In fact, we encourage you to visit the dentist every six months for dental checkups even if you don’t feel anything is wrong. In addition to treating dental problems, dental visits can reveal potential risks and help prevent dental problems from occurring in the first place.
During your appointments, we may ask a series of questions about your medical history and take dental X-rays of your tooth and jaw structure. Our hygienist will also thoroughly clean your teeth and gums, and Dr. Cameron Clark will take a look inside your mouth in case you have developed any signs of oral disease, cavities, or oral cancer.
If you have dentures or another type of dental appliance, he can determine if it fits well or needs to be adjusted. Our dentist can also evaluate areas of your life that impact your oral health, including your oral care habits and diet. Our team would be pleased to offer recommendations on effective brushing and flossing.
We invite you to contact Northwest Center for Dentistry at (406) 752-4530 today if you are due for your next dental visit in Kalispell, Montana.