Regular Dental Checkup

Keep your smile bright and healthy with regular dental checkups at our office in Missoula, MT, every six months.

Regular Dental Checkups

Regular dental checkups are crucial for early detection and prevention of potential oral health issues, allowing for more straightforward and cost-effective treatments. Your regular checkups ar our office include an oral cancer screening, professional teeth cleaning, and X-rays (if needed). Professional teeth cleaning eliminates plaque that builds up and is inaccessible through regular brushing and flossing. It also helps prevent cavities, halitosis (bad breath), and gum disease

Here at Montana Dental Arts, we’re all about making dental care easy, comfortable, and effective for you and your family. If it’s time for your next six-month checkup—call our office today!

Picture of a female patient getting a routine dental cleaning.
  • Why is regular teeth cleaning important?

    Taking care of your oral health is a crucial part of your overall well-being, and regular dental checkups are an essential part of that care. During your visit, your dentist will screen for oral cancer, take digital X-rays to identify any underlying issues and provide professional cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

    Gum disease is a common issue and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. That’s why it’s important to catch it early. The dental hygienist will use a small ruler to measure the “pocket” of the gums around each tooth, noting areas that need extra attention. X-rays are also used to identify any areas of bone recession. Don’t worry, the process is painless and quick, and our dental team is there to support you every step of the way.

  • How often should you get dental checkups?

    You should visit your dentist every six months for a dental checkup. During your first appointment, your dentist will ask for your health history to understand your past and current health. Regular checkups are critical for detecting changes in oral health and maintaining healthy teeth and mouth.

    The American Dental Association and most dentists recommend a six-monthly visit because the maintenance and cleaning provided at each visit are the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you don’t have gum disease or heavy buildup, teeth cleaning every six months is usually recommended to prevent tartar and stain buildup. However, if you have a history of periodontitis (gum disease), it is strongly recommended that you get a teeth cleaning every 3-4 months to maintain your oral health.

  • Why are brushing and flossing important?

    Brushing and flossing are key for maintaining oral health because they remove plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth. Plaque build up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if not removed regularly. Brushing cleans the surfaces of your teeth and gums, while flossing reaches between teeth where a toothbrush can’t, removing trapped food particles and plaque. Together, they prevent the buildup of tartar, protect against cavities, and keep your gums healthy, reducing the risk of developing periodontal disease and bad breath. Everyone should brush twice a day for two minutes and floss once.

Is It Time For Your Next Checkup?

If you would like to know more about dental checkups and other forms of preventative dental care, please reach out to our office and we would be glad to assist you further.

Montana Dental Arts

1920 S Russell St.
Missoula, MT 59801
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Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: Closed



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