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Going to the dentist isn’t the most pleasant thing in the world. We understand that. However, we must inform you that scheduling your annual appointments is a key component in protecting the health and welfare of your smile. Not only are your teeth cleaned during this appointment, but also, your overall oral health is evaluated.

During your health screening, your dentist Dr. John Cloud will inspect your mouth, head, face, neck, and throat for any developing issues. Some health issues such as gum disease have no noticeable signs when they first develop, which makes increasing the odds of catching them early on an important reason to schedule dental visitations twice yearly.

After the health screening is completed, your dental cleaning will begin. Dr. John Cloud uses specialized instruments during your cleaning to brush away plaque and tartar away from your teeth and gums. You’ll be advised of any changes you should make in regards to your oral hygiene once the cleaning is finished. You’ll be notified if any problems were noticed during your cleaning that would require further treatment.

Twice yearly appointments with a dentist serve as a great motivator for many patients who would otherwise “slack off” in regards to the upkeep of their oral hygiene. Many people confess they see a boost in their brushing and flossing after dental cleanings. This is why regular appointments are so important, otherwise, such people would run a higher risk of developing tooth decay.

If it’s time for your annual cleaning, call Cloud Family Dentistry at 501-868-3800 to schedule your dental checkup in Little Rock, Arkansas, today with Dr. John Cloud. We look forward to working with you to protect your smile!