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Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Lincoln, NE

Protect and Polish Your Smile

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You might think that if you consistently brush and floss your teeth at home you’re safe from issues like tooth decay or gum disease, but that’s not necessarily true. Unfortunately, you can develop a problem and be completely unaware. For example, early signs of gum disease are notoriously hard to spot, and you might have a cavity between your teeth or behind your molars where you can’t see it.

Thankfully, your dentists at South Ridge Dental can protect and polish your smile through regular dental checkups and cleanings. We know how to identify areas of concern and address them before they progress into anything worse. If it’s been more than six months since your last visit, feel free to contact us and our dedicated staff will be happy to assist you.

Why Choose South Ridge Dental for Dental Checkups & Cleanings?

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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It’s normal to assume that your smile is in good health if you aren’t in any noticeable pain. However, this isn’t always the case. For example, if you have a tooth with weakening enamel and haven’t seen your dentist for a checkup, it’ll progress into tooth decay which can spread and impact surrounding teeth. Because oral issues don’t resolve on their own, your cavity will only get worse, and you’ll eventually require more costly and complex treatments. You might need an emergency root canal or a tooth extraction.

Seeing a professional consistently allows them to monitor the condition of your teeth and gums to spot areas of concern early enough to treat them. That way you can avoid possible pitfalls in the future.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

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If you’ve been anxiously avoiding the dentist, it can set your mind at ease to have a solid understanding of what’s involved. Dental checkups typically include:

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

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Following your checkup, you’ll have a professional cleaning which usually consists of:

When you leave after your appointment, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your smile is as healthy as it is beautiful.