Dental Checkups and Teeth Cleanings – Mobile, AL

The Key to Maintaining a Healthy, Happy Smile

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One of the most crucial elements of maintaining a healthy, happy smile is attending regular checkups and cleanings at Parker Dental & Orthodontics. Our goal is to help you feel more confident about your smile than ever before! Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for you and your family. We have multiple convenient office locations to choose from in Mobile, AL, serving West Mobile and University patients, as well as in Vancleave, MS and Hurley, MS.

Why are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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Even diligent brushers and flossers fall victim to serious and subtle dental problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, damaged restorations, and oral cancer. Don’t worry – that’s where our staff of dedicated doctors and compassionate team members come in. With thorough checkups and meticulous cleanings, we can catch serious oral health problems in the early stages while simultaneously preventing others from developing in the future.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

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During your routine check-up, our team’s goal is always to fully understand your smile’s unique needs. We accomplish this with a visual examination that includes the surfaces of each tooth, the gums, the bite, the jaw, any existing restorations, and other nearby structures that relate to your oral health. Digital X-rays are valuable in helping us view the areas that aren’t accessible to the naked eye, and periodontal and oral cancer screenings are informative as well. Once we’ve completed these steps, one of our doctors will recommend services and create a treatment plan, if needed.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

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Dental patients of all ages have plaque, a sticky substance filled with bacteria that forms over teeth. While this can be cleared away easily with diligent brushing and flossing, areas that are missed begin to form hard deposits (known as tartar) that endanger your oral health and can’t be removed through regular at-home hygiene. That’s where a professional hygienist comes in! At Parker Dental & Orthodontics, one of our excellent team members will clear away plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums as gently as possible. They’ll also floss and polish your teeth, leaving your mouth feeling refreshed.

Whether you’ve called our dental office home for many years or you’re a new patient, we’re here to give you the phenomenal experience you deserve – even if it’s for something as “simple” as a routine checkup. So, if it’s been more than six months since your last visit, don’t hesitate to schedule your next appointment today!