Essential Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Even patients who diligently brush and floss every night can fall victim to dental problems that go unnoticed by the untrained eye. That’s why having an experienced professional like Dr. Hien Nguyen in your corner is so important for maintaining lasting oral health. With the help of routine checkups and cleanings, our team at Smile Design Dental can identify concerns at their earliest stages of development and provide effective treatment, potentially saving you and your family from more extensive damage and cost down the road.
Contact our Plano, TX practice today to schedule a first visit! We offer extended evening hours, weekend availability, and walk-in appointments to new patients from Plano, TX and surrounding areas.
In-Depth Oral Examinations
We strongly recommend that patients of all ages attend a checkup every six months, or twice each year. If you have an oversensitivity to tooth decay and/or an ongoing periodontal infection, this frequency may need to be increased so we can give your oral health the support it needs. During this visit, Dr. Nguyen and his staff members will review your smile comprehensively with the help of X-rays, reviewing each tooth, your gum tissue, your bite, your jaw, any existing restorative work, and more. An oral cancer screening and periodontal screening will also be performed, as well as orthodontic evaluations for younger patients. Once we have all of this information, Dr. Nguyen can work with you to develop the ideal treatment plan that addresses your needs and exceeds your expectations.
Do you know what plaque is? Whether the answer is “yes” or “no,” we all experience it on a daily basis. Plaque is a sticky, colorless substance that’s constantly forming in the mouth, and it’s filled with dangerous, decay-causing bacteria that can lead to cavities and gum disease. What’s worse is that while diligent brushing and flossing can get rid of plaque, missed areas are able to develop into the more stubborn tartar, which stays in place despite at-home oral hygiene. Thankfully, our team at Smile Design Dental can get rid of tartar and plaque during your routine cleaning appointments. You’ll leave our office with a smile that feels fresh and polished!