Your dentist is a crucial part of your oral health and, in turn, your general health. Though many people may believe that they should only seek dental help when they have a problem, regular dental appointments give your dentist a chance to keep your teeth healthy and decay-free. Learn more about what makes committing to seeing a dentist like, Dr. Garrett B.K. Oka in Kailua Kona, HI, on a regular basis is important.
How often should I see my Kailua Kona, HI dentist?
A patient with normal risk of tooth decay and gum disease should see their dentist every six months. However, some people who have a higher risk factor or multiple dental issues may need to see their dentist more often. Your appointment will include a physical examination where your Kailua Kona, HI dentist will check your teeth, mouth, and jaw for any abnormalities like decay like cavities or signs of gum disease like swollen or irritated gums.
What can Sweet Tooth Dental do for me?
Our Kailua Kona, HI dental team offer a wide range of dental services, including cosmetic procedures like veneers, teeth whitening, bonding and dental implants. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we can provide you with all of the most common dental procedures like fillings, dental crowns, root canals and more. Our dentist, lDr. Garrett B.K. Oka, see patients of all ages, making scheduling appointments for the entire family easy and hassle-free.
Regular Examinations and Cleanings in Kailua Kona, HI
Regular dental exams and cleanings usually take under an hour. Dr. Oka will examine your overall and oral health while looking for dental issues like cavities and gum disease. He will also assess the level of risk you have for developing tooth decay, gum disease and whether or not you need more fluoride in your oral routine. X-rays allow for a peek inside of your teeth to get a better look at them. After your examination and any necessary procedures, a dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar built up on them.
For more information on cosmetic dentistry, please call Dr. Oka
in Kailua Kona, HI at (808) 329-0889 today!