Stick To Your Dental Appointment For Healthier Teeth


Posted on 2/22/2021 by Ashley Miller
Stick To Your Dental Appointment For Healthier TeethA regular dental checkup is the foundation of healthy teeth and gums. When you visit us every six months, we help you maintain good oral health. We also help prevent any dental problems by identifying it at an early stage. Visiting us regularly helps keep your smile pretty and your teeth shining.

What Happens When You Visit Us For A Dental Checkup?


A regular dental visit comprises of two main components – a checkup or an examination and dental cleaning. The checkup involves an examination of your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy. It also helps us identify cavities at an early stage and fix it before it worsens.

The dental cleaning process involves removing plaque and tartar from your teeth. This is important because you can't take off tartar even with aggressive brushing or flossing. It is something only our professionals can do with the right equipment. Ignoring plaque and tartar buildup results in multiple dental problems in the long run.

A dental exam also includes a thorough examination of your gums. During this checkup, the distance between your teeth and gums is often monitored since this gives us a clear idea of how healthy your gums are.

Why Are Dental Checkups Important?


While personal oral hygiene is important, regular dental checkups help prevent major dental issues. It helps us identify any issues at an early stage and control it before it gets worse. More importantly, taking off plaque and tartar that forms on your teeth is important for healthy teeth and gums.

You should always remember to brush your teeth twice a day and use good quality toothpaste. Flossing your teeth is also important because it helps get rid of food particles that are otherwise difficult to reach. You can also invest in a good quality mouthwash since it helps reduce bacteria and controls plaque formation in the mouth. If it's been a while since you visited us, schedule your dental appointment at the earliest by contacting our office.

Star City Dental


Dr. Melanie Fulton
Dr. Meghan Hungerford
Dr. Mimi Long

(402) 858-0525



4525 S. 86th Street, #A,
Lincoln, NE 68526-9277


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