At the dental office of G.R. Sheumaker Jr. DDS, we offer flexible scheduling for your next dental checkup and cleaning!
Dental Checkup and Cleanings in Lakeland – At the dental office of G.R. Sheumaker Jr. DDS, we understand that your life may be extremely hectic, and scheduling a dental checkup and cleaning may be the last thing on your to-do list. However, just like brushing and flossing is essential to protecting the health of your teeth, so is coming into the dentist regularly. At our dental practice, we promise our Lakeland, Florida patients that your dentist appointment will be as quick, comfortable, and efficient as possible, so you can get on with your daily activities without spending half of your day in the dentist’s chair.
Why is a dental checkup important?
We cannot stress how important it is to come to our office regularly for a dental checkup. When you come to our office for a dental checkup, Dr. Sheumaker will be able to thoroughly examine your mouth and teeth and make sure there aren’t any problems that need to be taken care of. Foregoing regular checkups may cause the need for more serious dental problems to be treated in the future. Coming in for consistent dental checkups at least every 6 months may prevent the need for dental fillings, dentures, crowns & bridges, and dental implants.
What happens during your appointment?
When you come into our office for a dental checkup, you can expect several things to occur during your appointment. During your dental checkup, the dentist and dental hygienist will:
- Thoroughly observe the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth.
- Ask if you have had any problems with your teeth in the past or if you are experiencing any pain due to tooth-related issues.
- Give you dental health tips, so you can be better informed on how to take care of your teeth.
- Discuss a plan of action with you if there are any problems regarding the health of your teeth.
- Help you set-up the time for your next appointment.
We promise that when you come into our office for a dental checkup, our friendly and caring staff will do everything in their power to make you as comfortable as possible.
How often should you plan on scheduling a dental checkup? How often you need to come into our office for a checkup is up to what the dentist recommends. If it is found that you need dental fillings or you want to take advantage of our tooth whitening services, you may have to come into our office again shortly after your original appointment. The general rule is that the lower risk you are at for dental issues, the longer you can wait between appointments. However, most of our patients need to come into our office for a dental checkup about twice a year.
At our dental office, we strive to make our family dentist services as affordable and convenient for you as possible. To schedule your next dental checkup, you can call our office or fill out our appointment scheduling form online. If you are a first-time patient, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with us soon so you can discover what it’s like to receive dental care in Lakeland, Florida!