Dr. Laney Schuman stresses the importance of pairing good dental hygiene practices at home with regular dental services. Our dentist recommends that you schedule a checkup in our Granite City or Highland, Illinois location at least once every six months. This appointment includes a professional teeth cleaning, fluoride, a dental exam, and dental X-rays.
Our hygienist will scrape all of the plaque and tartar from your teeth using a small, metal tool, floss and polish your teeth, and apply a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a mineral that helps protect your teeth against decay by strengthening your tooth enamel. Our dentist will then examine all of your teeth and gums for signs of decay, gingivitis, and other dental issues. Sometimes, our dentist will decide to take dental X-rays so he can get a closer, more thorough look at your smile. If any dental issues are found, our dentist will discuss them with you and recommend one or more dental services that will repair them. Our dentist and dental team will make sure that you understand all of your treatment options so that you can make an informed decision about your dental care.
We invite you to contact Midwest Family Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.