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Having regular dental appointments is important for your oral health. Dr. Don Schiess suggests that patients come in for a checkup at least twice a year. Depending on your oral health, you may need to visit our office more often. Our dentist will examine your unique smile and determine your unique needs. It is important that you come to Open Door Family Dentistry as recommended because our dentist can detect dental health issues early during these visits. If an issue is caught early, treatment will be less invasive and more affordable. If you come in for your regular checkups, our dentist can prevent some issues from occurring in the first place. Having regular dental appointments is also important because some diseases have symptoms that manifest in the mouth and our dentist will check for these.

When you come to Open Door Family Dentistry for your routine dental checkup, our hygienist will first thoroughly clean your teeth of plaque and tartar, both above and below the gum line. Then our dentist or hygienist will examine your teeth and gums thoroughly for dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Our dentist will then perform an oral cancer screening. This screening will allow our dentist to detect oral cancer, while it is still treatable. Our dentist will decide whether or not you need dental X-rays taken.

Remember that even if you don’t have any symptoms, it is important to see the dentist regularly. You could still have dental issues that are in their early stages that our dentist can diagnose. Also, having regular dental cleanings is beneficial to your oral health. We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about dental cleanings in Medford, Oregon, and to schedule your next visit.