Your mouth has several interrelated elements and maintaining the health of each one is of significant benefit to your overall quality of life. Every aspect of your dental checkups performed at Jolly Family Dentistry is designed to allow our team to examine and address the various aspects of good oral health.
Every checkup starts with one of our highly trained hygienists performing a thorough dental cleaning. They will use professional tools and techniques to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and polish away minor surface stains.
All throughout the cleaning, they will keep an eye out for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease or other oral health issues. If something is giving your trouble, be sure to let the hygienist know so they can pay extra attention to that spot.
Dr. Rebecca Barfield will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth to detect any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. If she finds a problem, she will discuss your treatment options. This might include a simple fluoride treatment. If you have any oral hygiene questions or concerns, this is a good time to ask them.
Then your dentist will perform a cursory oral cancer screening. This will involve an examination of your tongue, neck, cheek, and throat to look for any overt signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.
If you live in the Little Rock, Arkansas, area and you’re due for your next dental checkup, you should call 501.228.6360 to schedule an appointment at Jolly Family Dentistry.