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While brushing and flossing your teeth every day is very important to your oral health, it is also vital that you visit your dentist regularly. Dr. Cox, Dr. Manegold, and our team recommend that you come in for a professional dental cleaning in West Chester, Ohio, at least once every six months. These appointments allow our hygienist to thoroughly clean your teeth and for our dentists to examine your gums and teeth for any issues or potential issues. In this way, dental issues can be treated while they are still minor. Other dental problems can be avoided altogether. Your routine dental appointment will consist of three parts:

Dental Cleaning
When you visit Cox and Manegold Dentistry, your appointment will begin with a thorough cleaning, or prophylaxis. Our hygienist will thoroughly clean all surfaces of your teeth of plaque and tartar. Your teeth will then be polished. Dental fluoride may be applied to the teeth to strengthen the enamel against decay.

Dental Exam
Our dentists will then examine your teeth and gums for signs of decay, inflammation, or other dental issues. X-rays may be taken to get a closer look at the teeth and the surrounding bone. An oral cancer exam will also be performed. This is important so that any cancerous tissues can be detected early, when they are easier to treat. Our dentists may also review and update your dental health history.

Consultation
Our dentists will discuss any detected issues with you. A treatment plan will be suggested and explained. Of course, you have the final say about your oral health. Sometimes, our dentists or hygienist will educate you or your child about proper tooth brushing and flossing.

Contact our office today to learn more about our team and our services and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.