Your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues work together to allow your mouth to perform a wide variety of roles. Cavities and oral health problems can impede your oral function and have a negative impact on your quality of life.
To help prevent this from happening, the American Dental Association recommends that you attend a routine dental checkup, every six months.
Here at Dr. Sterling Whitworth’s dental office each of these appointments start with a thorough dental cleaning performed by one of his dental hygienists. This phase of the appointment is designed to remove plaque and hardened tartar from your teeth, while also polishing away minor dental stains.
Dr. Sterling Whitworth will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If he finds any early signs of tooth decay or periodontal disease, he will help you understand your treatment options.
Dr. Sterling Whitworth will then perform an oral cancer screening. This involves a basic examination of your neck, tongue, throat, and the soft tissues in your mouth, to detect any early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If Dr. Sterling Whitworth finds an area of concern, he will refer you to a specialist for further diagnosis and treatment.
If you live in Covington, Georgia, and you’re due for your next dental checkup and cleaning, you should call 770-450-6551 to schedule an appointment at Covington Dental Partners.