The Positive Impact of Dental Check-ups on Your Overall Health

At KR Dental, we are passionate about helping patients achieve and maintain the highest levels of oral health. While brushing and flossing are vital home care habits, a routine check-up and clean can help you smile brighter and enjoy better overall health. We encourage patients of all ages to come in for a regular, bi-monthly check-up and clean with our dentists.

What You Can Expect

During the check-up part of your appointment, your dentist will do the following:

  •  Assess your entire mouth, including your teeth, soft tissues, and jaw
  • Look for any concerns, including signs of tooth decay, irregular bite, and more.
  • Take oral photography or X-rays for diagnostic purposes—if necessary

Once your dentist has obtained a comprehensive overview of your oral health, they will clean your teeth. Your teeth will be cleaned and polished, and then fluoride may be applied to prevent decay.

You also will be given helpful advice about your oral health care habits and diet, so that you can enjoy optimal dental health.

Our check-up and cleans serve a critical role in detecting, treating and preventing dental disease, including gum disease. Without professional oral health care, gum disease could lead to tooth loss and the breakdown of existing dental work.


Does a hygienist or dentist do your check-ups?

Taking good care of your teeth not only can help your mouth stay clean and healthy but it can contribute to overall better health as well. On the other hand, if you don’t take care of your oral health, inflammation can arise, resulting in many different health problems. According to some research, these conditions include Alzheimer’s, dementia, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, certain cancers, arthritis, stomach ulcers, infertility, and many others.

Should you get check-ups during pregnancy?

Yes; because hormonal changes occur during pregnancy, you can be at higher risk of developing gum disease. That could affect the health of your baby. So keep your check-up during pregnancy so we can assess your oral health and ensure that your teeth and gums are in great shape.

What insurance funds do you accept?

We are preferred providers for, HCF, and NIB. Department of Veterans’ Affairs coverage and the Child Dental Benefits Schedule also are accepted.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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