A biannual dental cleaning and examination can help to protect you from tooth decay, gum disease, and serious health conditions such as oral cancer. During your visit, Dr. Timothy J. Hacker and his team of hygienists in Memphis, TN, can thoroughly clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar that has built up on the teeth and gums. In addition, we can evaluate your smile, identifying signs of periodontal disease or oral cancer in their earliest stages to preserve your longterm well being. By maintaining your regular checkups, we can help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile and save you from costly restorative treatments in the future.
During your checkup, your hygienist can use a small dental mirror and scaler to clean the surface of your teeth and gum line.
Importance of Preventive Care
By offering preventive dentistry services, Dr. Hacker can identify oral health conditions in their earliest and most treatable stages. We can detect signs of gingivitis when it is still reversible, to prevent the onset of more advanced forms of gum disease. In addition, we can conduct a thorough evaluation to screen for oral cancer and recommend appropriate treatment.
Preserving your oral health can protect your overall well being.
During your checkup, we can also professionally clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas. This can help to protect your smile from tooth decay and periodontal disease. When left unaddressed, these conditions can result in gum recession and tooth loss, impacting your health and quality of life. In addition, studies have shown that gum disease is linked to serious health conditions such as heart disease, respiratory issues, and diabetes. As such, preserving your oral health can protect your overall well being.