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Dental Checkups

How We Protect Your Smile

Smiling woman in dental chairA dental checkup is your dentist’s first line of defense against common dental issues such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and more. By coming in for two checkups each year, Dr. Scott Quandt will be able to stop many dental problems before they ever develop, as well as catch any you might have and treat them quickly. Most dental problems are very easy to treat in their initial stages and only become serious if they are ignored or missed for a long time. When you come to see Dr. Quandt, however, you can trust that nothing will get past his expert eye.

Your checkup will consist of two main parts: a dental cleaning and an oral exam. You can read more about how a dental cleaning works right here.

For your oral exam, Dr. Quandt will combine a visual and tactile exam along with x-rays that will be taken beforehand. Using his observations, he will come up with a personalized treatment plan to help you meet your particular dental needs.

Happy man smiling in dental chair

Cavity Detection

Our practice uses a slightly different approach to cavity detection than most. While other dentists will simply poke and prod your teeth with a dental pick, we like to use something a little more sophisticated and precise. With our Spectra Caries Detection Aid, we’re able to catch tooth decay even sooner using a much more comfortable process. This device actually scans the enamel and can find signs of decay that are much too small to be detected by the human eye, allowing us to treat the teeth well before a cavity ever develops.

Patient holding toothbrush with toothpaste

Toothpastes

Need a little help deciding on which toothpaste is best for you? Who doesn’t?! There are literally hundreds of varieties on store shelves right now! Whether you need a recommendation for yourself or your child, we’ll be able to point you in the right direction. Even better, we’ll often be able to supply you with the right toothpaste as well. We’ll make sure that you have everything you need to get the most out of your home routine.