Dr. Varghese regularly vocalizes how important your regular dental checkups are for maintaining optimal oral health. Even though Dr. Varghese and our orthodontic assistants monitor oral hygiene during each visit, your general dentist can check for problems that might not been seen or felt, detect cavities and early signs of tooth decay, as well as catch and treat oral health problems early. During an oral exam, your dentist can also check the overall health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks and tongue. Checkups will also include a thorough teeth cleaning and polishing.
Dr. Varghese recommends dental checkups every 6 months, or as recommended, in addition to brushing 2-3 times per day and flossing daily.
If you have not been to the dentist in the last 6 months, please let us know during your next adjustment and we will provide a few great references :)