Are you due for your biannual professional dental cleaning and dental exam? At Mountain View Dental, preventive care is very important to us. Let’s talk about why dental cleanings and dental exams are so pertinent for optimal dental health and what a typical checkup is like. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our team. Our office in Acworth, GA treats residents in the areas of Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, and Woodstock.

Why Dental Cleanings And Exams Are Important

Dental cleanings and dental exams are the foundation of what we do here at Mountain View Dental. Why, you may ask? Because maintaining a regular cleaning and exam is one of the best ways to prevent and avoid major dental health problems.

Regular dental checkups are designed to do two things: 1) Diagnose any existing issues, and 2) prevent disease and decay by eradicating harmful substances. The combination of these goals helps to make sure we catch all problems early (while they are still small and easy to fix) and avoid future problems as best we can. Even if home hygiene habits are poor (which we obviously do not recommend), getting a professional dental cleaning and dental exam once every six months will help save you from having to deal with any large instances of disease or decay.

What A Routine Dental Checkup Is Like

A visit to our dental office in Acworth, GA for a routine dental cleaning and dental exam is very laid back. We will first take a variety of images of your mouth, including digital X-rays and possibly a panoramic image. Then, we will perform a comprehensive visual examination to check for signs of gum disease and any other issues. We will also perform an oral cancer screening (see below for more information). And finally, you will meet with one of our hygienists, who will perform your cleaning and go over any hygiene issues you may be having.

VELscope Oral Cancer Screenings

Checking for oral cancer is a routine part of a dental checkup. At Mountain View Dental in Acworth, GA, we use a system called VELscope to locate any problem areas in your mouth. VELscope uses a special light to detect irregular tissue. When an abnormality is found, the system uses tissue fluorescence to indicate the area. This process is quick (the scan takes only a couple minutes) and is completely painless.

Other Preventive Treatment Options

Aside from the routine dental cleanings and dental exams, we offer a variety of other preventive dental services that you may not be aware of. For instance, our dental practice in Acworth, GA offers nutritional counseling to those who want to know what to feed their families for optimum dental health. We also offer:

  • Dental sealants
  • Protective mouthguards
  • Fluoride varnishes
  • And more!


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Is it time to schedule your regular dental checkup like dental cleanings and dental exams? Are you overdue? No problem. You can schedule yours today by contacting our team directly. We can be reached by dialing (770) 429-8989 or by using our online contact form to send us an email message. Either way, we will be happy to help you find an appropriate date and time for your visit our dental practice in Acworth, GA. We look forward to helping you maintain a happy, healthy smile!