Dr. Robert Berkowitz and the American Dental Associations recommend that you have a dental checkup and cleaning twice a year. There are a few different facets involved in the dental check up performed by the Dr. Robert Berkowitz.
The checkup begins with a dental cleaning procedure. A hygienist will use special tools to help remove tartar that has built up on your teeth, while also keeping an eye out for any salient signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Sometimes X-rays will be taken in order to get a clear picture of the health of a questionable tooth.
After the tartar has been removed the hygienist may also polish your teeth with a mildly abrasive paste. This polishing helps to remove minor surface stains. However, if your teeth are moderately or deeply stained you should ask Dr. Robert Berkowitz about your tooth whitening options.
Dr. Robert Berkowitz will then examine your mouth and check your teeth for any signs of decay as well as inspecting your gums for signs of gum disease. At the end of the checkup he will also check your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck looking for any signs of infection, swelling and oral cancer.
If you are due for a regular dental check up, please call Dr. Robert Berkowitz at 864-642-4630 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!