Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Our Jonesboro dentists, Drs. Brett Burris and Lauren Harmon emphasize prevention—regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. It is through regular dental appointments that you save yourself time and money on preventable dental conditions.
Most dentists recommend two dental appointments per year—or an exam and teeth cleaning every six months. This schedule has been shown to lower risks for many oral health issues, including cavities and periodontal disease.
Preventive Dental Checkups in Jonesboro, AR
Regular checkups allow your dentist to spot emerging oral health issues before they become costly and time-consuming treatments for you.
For example, if your dentist diagnosis early gum disease—also called gingivitis—it is reversible. However, if you skip dental checkups and are diagnosed with periodontitis—advanced gum disease—the issue is only treatable. Gum disease has been associated in some studies with heart health complications, lung problems, low birth weight in infants, and more.
Our dentists are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy and preventing these types of difficulties. They also want to help you make informed decisions about your dental care and will always share exam findings with you following your checkup.
We also provide an oral cancer screening and x-rays when necessary.
X-rays allow your dentist to diagnose and treat a small cavity, for example, before the tooth becomes deeply decayed and at risk for extraction.
Professional Teeth Cleanings in Jonesboro, AR
When it comes to prevention, professional teeth cleaning is your best defense. During this treatment, your hygienist gets rid of resistant plaque and bacteria, which can cause cavities and even gingivitis. When your teeth cleaning is complete, it is like having a clean slate. Repeating this treatment every six months is critical to your long-term oral health.
Your hygienist can also share tips with you for at-home brushing and flossing, including nutritional advice and foods and drinks that may increase your cavity risks. Our hygienist also welcomes your questions and sincerely wants to educate you about your oral health—everything from best practices to habits you should avoid.
Affordable Dentistry for Patients of All Ages
We see patients of all ages and enjoy welcoming individuals and families into our dental practice.
For children, we offer cavity prevention through dental sealants. For adults, we provide advanced treatments, including tooth replacement options and cosmetic dentistry. And we are always here for you and your loved ones in the event of a dental emergency in Jonesboro.
Additionally, we offer financing through CareCredit. This special medical credit card allows patients and families to receive care and pay for it over time. Some programs even offer interest-free financing. A member of our friendly staff can walk you through the simple application process.
Schedule Your Dental Checkup and Teeth Cleaning Today
At Dental Solutions, your oral health is our top priority.
Additionally, Drs. Burris and Harmon are happy to accept new patients and proud to serve all locations, including Jonesboro, Gilkerson, Trumann, Greenfield, Cash, Bono, and your neighborhood.
Give us a call at (870) 932-3151 to get started.