We hope that you look forward to your exam as much as we look forward to seeing you! If this is your first time at Anthony Dental, you are in good hands. You can rest assured that you will experience comfortable and comprehensive care during your regular checkup. Here’s what you can expect at your visit:
Cleaning: We use the latest tools, technologies, and techniques to give your teeth a deep cleaning. This includes removing buildups of plaque and tartar. If necessary, we will take X-rays to see if there are any problems lurking beneath the surface of your teeth.
Visual exam: Once your teeth are clean, we’ll take a look to rule out gum disease, screen for oral cancer, detect cavities as early as possible, identify any issues with TMJ, and more. We’re looking for early signs and symptoms of issues that are most effectively addressed as soon as possible. If you’ve noticed anything amiss between appointments, feel free to share.
Consultation: We will discuss any issues found during the cleaning or exam. This is also a good time to get your questions answered, so ask away.
How Often Should You Visit?
In most cases, we would like to see you back in the office twice each year. These regular appointments will help us ensure that your smile stays healthy. Even if you do a good job taking care of your teeth at home, it is still important to come to your appointments. We will be able to diagnose any possible issues early and form a plan to work with you to address them. That way, you’ll save time, money, and future discomfort with more intensive treatments.
In some cases, we may recommend that you see us more often, particularly if you are one of our periodontal patients. When we are helping you recover from gum disease, we could see you more frequently. These visits are essential for your health and include special attention and treatments to keep your health on track.
If you notice an issue with your teeth, like sudden pain, or sudden and unexpected changes in your gums or mouth, there’s no reason to worry — or to put off the issue until your next regularly scheduled appointment. We’re proud to offer emergency dental care to help you with whatever issue you might be having. Even if you just have a question, we’re a phone call away!
How Can You Maintain Your Oral Health?
Though we’ll plan on seeing you at least once every six months, there is a tremendous amount of good that you can do on your own, at home, to maintain the health of your smile. You are an essential part of your oral health plan, and we want to make sure that you have the tools and resources you need to take the best possible care of yourself. From regularly brushing and flossing to rinsing with water after every time you eat, there’s plenty you can do to be a good ally in your own dental hygiene.
Questions about your oral health, or ready to schedule your next regular checkup? We’re here for you! Give us a call at 740-480-8162.
We appreciate hearing from our awesome patients in Centerburg, OH!
What a great team! From the moment you walk in you feel comfortable and are greeted with a “Hello” and a smile. When they are working on your teeth, they take their time to explain what they are doing. I highly recommend this office and tell people about the awesome team they have! -James S.
Phenomenal staff all around. Very professional and thorough. I am very glad I chose this place. They far exceeded my hopes and expectations. If you are looking for a dentist I think you will be hard-pressed to find better. -Mike G.
When we opened in 2016, it was our mission to serve our community with friendly, comfortable, convenient care. Now, we are continually committed to providing our families the very best dental services. With a small-town feel and cutting-edge technology, we combine personalized service and the most effective treatment possible.