Teeth Checkup

Chicago Teeth Checkup and Cleaning

When it comes to keeping your smile healthy, the importance of regular dental checkups cannot be understated. Getting a teeth checkup every six months with Post Family Dental can ensure that you get professional and effective cleaning services which detect any potential problems early on before they become bigger issues.

Teeth Checkup

What happens during a teeth checkup and cleaning?

During a standard checkup from our team at Post Family Dental, we not only provide teeth cleanings but also examine for signs of oral health conditions.

During a teeth checkup, your dentist will be looking for things like cavities or gum disease so treatment can begin right away if necessary. Plus they will give advice about how best to look after them between teeth checkups!

At Post Family Dental, we understand the apprehension many patients feel before their appointment. That’s why our team takes extra care to make your visit as relaxed and comfortable as possible! If we uncover an issue such as a cavity during your teeth checkup, you can be assured of gentle treatment which will take into account both your oral health needs and any anxieties you may have regarding pain or discomfort.

If you would like to schedule a dental checkup,  Dr. Shawn Post and Dr. Brian Post and our staff invite you to call (312) 782-7650 or fill out the request appointment form.

Why Do You Need a Teeth Checkup

Don’t let a minor ache or irritation turn into an emergency.

At Post Family Dental, we can help you head off any major dental issues by catching and treating small problems before they worsen – saving you from the uncomfortable experience of advanced decay! Schedule your checkup today to make sure those pesky little toothaches don’t have time to develop into larger concerns.

A 2014 Gallup Poll found that visiting the dentist is a key factor in protecting your natural teeth. In states with higher dental visit rates, there were lower percentages of adult tooth loss! For example, Connecticut had an impressive 74 percent of adults who visited the dentist and only 9 percent missing their full set of permanent teeth. 

Fortunately for those facing dental issues – we are here to help! Our team offers reliable solutions such as dental implants or bridges so you can get back your bright smile again fast and easy!

Teeth Checkup

Dental Checkup FAQ

We answer your questions about teeth checkups and cleanings at Post Family Dental in Chicago. 

How often should I have a dental checkup?

It is recommended that you get a dental checkup every six months to ensure your oral health is at its best. Your dentist will be able to detect any potential problems early, so it is important to stay on top of your dental visits. This allows you to receive preventive care and treatment that can help keep your teeth and gums healthy for years to come. 

How can I prepare for my teeth checkup?

To prepare for your teeth checkup, it is important to brush and floss your teeth regularly. It also helps to be familiar with your medical history so that you can inform your dentist of any conditions or medications you may be taking.

Additionally, it is important to know what types of treatments you may need during the checkup ahead of time, such as x-rays or oral cancer screenings. Finally, make sure to arrive to your appointment on time and with a list of questions or concerns ready for your dentist.

How do I know if I need a dental filling?

Your dentist will be able to tell you if a dental filling is needed during a checkup. Common signs that indicate a dental filling may be necessary include sensitivity when eating or drinking hot/cold foods and drinks, pain when biting or chewing, visible chipping or cracks in the teeth, and discoloration of teeth.

If any of these symptoms appear, it is important to visit your dentist for an examination

What are some common questions dentists are asked during teeth checkups?

Common questions dentists are asked when patients go in for a teeth checkup include their medical history and any medications they may be taking, their brushing and flossing habits, what type of food or drinks they consume regularly, if they have experienced any recent tooth sensitivity or pain, and what the dentist recommends for proper care of the teeth.

Additionally, some patients may ask about particular dental treatments such as crowns, fillings, veneers, implants, whitening services and oral cancer screenings. 

What are some common problems that are found during dental checkups?

During a dental checkup, dentists often look for cavities, worn down enamel, gum disease and receding gums, TMJ disorder, impacted teeth or wisdom teeth, misalignment of jaw joints and bite issues, worn down fillings or crowns, clenching or grinding of teeth, plaque and tartar build-up and signs of infection or decay.

If any signs of these problems are detected by your dentist during a routine checkup they may suggest treatment to address them.