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Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings – Montgomery, MN

Prevent Cavities with Regular Visits to Our Dental Office

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At the Montgomery dental office of Dr. Geoff Iverson, we believe providing quality preventive oral care is the best way to help our patients avoid cavities and ensure serious dental problems do not develop. That is why we encourage all our patients to visit us every six months for routine dental checkups and teeth cleanings in our Montgomery, MN dental office, as recommended by the American Dental Association. Whether you are a new or returning patient, we will be happy to see you walk through our doors! Here is some more information on what you can expect when you visit Dr. Iverson for your next dental checkup and cleaning.

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

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Even if you brush and floss every day at home, bacteria in the form of plaque and tartar can build up in the nooks and crannies in your mouth. Without visiting a dentist for professional cleaning in Montgomery, you will be left vulnerable to tooth decay and other oral diseases. 

A professional teeth cleaning at our dental office usually proceeds as follows:

What Happens During a Dental Checkup?

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Preventive checkups are essential to identifying oral health issues early on and treating them before they can have a serious negative impact. After your teeth are cleaned, Dr. Iverson will conduct a thorough dental checkup to evaluate your teeth, gums, face and neck for any abnormalities.

He will use specials tools, such as a small angled mirror and dental probe, to carefully examine your mouth for signs of:

In addition, Dr. Iverson will check for early signs of serious health conditions, such as oral cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and diabetes. All of these diseases can sometimes show signs and symptoms in the mouth first before spreading to elsewhere in the body.

Finally, certain underlying oral health problems cannot be detected by the naked eye. For this reason, we may also take X-rays of your mouth to help uncover hidden problems, especially if it has been awhile since your last appointment.

Why are Dental Checkups so Important?

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In addition to brushing your teeth twice every day and flossing daily, regular dental checkups & cleanings in Montgomery are critical to maintaining a healthy smile. Here are 3 reasons why:

Remember, opting for regular preventive dental care can help you maintain a healthy smile and prevent serious – and costly – dental problems from developing later down the road. To schedule your next dental checkup and cleaning in Montgomery, contact our team at the dental office of Dr. Geoff Iverson today!

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