Healthy Gahanna Smiles Start with Hygiene Appointments
Here in Gahanna,Dr. Maria Van Huffel recommends patients of all ages visit our practice for a check-up and cleaning every six months. These visits are important because they allow us to locate oral damage and disease at the earliest stages making treatment simple and comfortable. Our team loves seeing whole families! Contact us today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have questions or concerns we can address. New patients are always welcome from the nearby areas of Blacklick, Pataskala, and beyond.
Before our team provides treatment, we need to fully understand your unique smile and any problems that you may be facing. Dr. Van Huffel is thorough during this process and performs several steps, including:
- A thorough visual inspection of teeth, soft tissue, and existing restorations
- A periodontal disease screening
- A series of digital X-rays that reveal the inner workings of your mouth and areas that aren’t visible to the naked eye
- An oral cancer screening
- A TMJ screening that involves a patient’s bite and jaw
Once our team has the necessary information at our disposal, it’s time to sit down and discuss the findings. Dr. Van Huffel is happy to listen to questions or concerns you may have, and together, develop a personalized treatment plan that fully addresses your needs.
What does it mean to have healthy gums:
Plaque is a constant threat to the health of teeth forming over enamel every day. Thankfully, it can be cleared away easily with diligent brushing and flossing, but some areas may be missed. This allows plaque to harden into tartar, a stubborn deposit that can no longer be removed through regular means. Thankfully, that’s where regular hygiene appointments at our Gahanna, OH office come in. One of our dedicated staff members thoroughly cleans and polishes teeth removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums.