Keeping You & Your Loved Ones’ Smiles Healthy & Happy
The most effective way to keep your mouth happy and healthy is to take preventive action. Routine visits to your dentist in Orange are an important way of keeping you and your family’s smiles problem-free. The American Dental Association, along with our team here at Michelsen Dental recommends visiting us every six months to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. Our goal is to provide thorough routine checkups and cleanings, oral cancer screenings, and other preventive treatments to keep you from needing more invasive and advanced procedures down the road.
Checkups & Cleanings
During each of your bi-annual checkups and cleanings, our team will thoroughly examine your mouth, take X-rays, and discuss any concerns you’ve been having over the last few months, if any. Dr. Renu Michelsen will also conduct a thorough visual examination of your teeth and gums in search of any signs of oral health issues. If we spot anything to be concerned about, we’ll discuss it with you, along with any treatment recommendations we have. Before you leave, we’ll thoroughly clear all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and polish your smile, leaving you feeling refreshed.
Oral Cancer Screenings
At each of your checkups and cleanings, we’ll conduct thorough oral cancer screenings. These only last a couple of minutes, but for some patients, they can be the difference between successfully and unsuccessfully treating this disease. Dr. Michelsen will conduct a visual and tactile examination of your lips, throat, oral tissues, and jaw in search of any abnormalities. If necessary, we’ll refer you for additional testing.
Fluoride is a naturally derived mineral that’s produced by rocks and found in a variety of other organic items, like the air and fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s known to help strengthen the enamel of teeth, which is the outermost protective layer, effectively shielding them from cavities and toxins in the mouth. If you or your child aren’t receiving enough of this mineral in your daily diets, we can supplement it by placing a fluoridated gel onto the teeth after each bi-annual cleaning.
At-Home Dental Hygiene Products
Do you feel overwhelmed by all of the dental hygiene products at your local department store? Our team can help you choose the best toothpaste, toothbrush, and mouthrinse for your unique smile by making recommendations at your next appointment! Just ask us and we’ll be happy to offer up some trusted suggestions.