Regular Dental Checkup

Maintaining a healthy smile requires regular teeth cleaning and dental checkups. It is a crucial aspect of proper oral hygiene, and we advise our patients to visit the dentist twice a year to ensure their teeth and gums are in excellent condition. With consistent checkups, you can guarantee a healthy mouth and a radiant smile.

Regular Dental Checkups

At Perimeter Dental, our commitment to providing exceptional dental care starts with our team of experienced hygienists. We are dedicated to ensuring that every patient who walks through our doors has a positive and comfortable experience. Our preventive measures, such as teeth cleaning, flossing, sealants, and fluoride treatments, help to protect your dental health. Additionally, our comprehensive dental exams are designed to detect any signs of decay, disease, or other oral health issues. Our team is committed to ensuring you leave our practice with a healthy and beautiful smile.

New patients can expect:
Dental X-rays are obtained
– Teeth cleaning, polishing, flossing and fluoride treatment are performed
– Oral and periodontal health-related conditions are recorded
– The doctor meets with you to discuss concerns or areas that require attention
– Necessary treatments or the next 6-month cleaning appointment can be scheduled

We take our time during the initial appointment to ensure a comfortable and comprehensive experience tailored to your dental needs. It usually takes between one and one and a half hours.

Photo of a patient receiving a regular cleaning
  • Why is regular teeth cleaning important?

    Regular dental checkups play a vital role in maintaining optimal oral health. During these appointments, dental professionals can perform screenings for oral cancer, utilize digital X-rays to identify underlying issues and provide professional cleanings to remove plaque and bacteria that may not be removed through regular brushing and flossing. These checkups are an essential aspect of preserving your oral health, as many oral health concerns may only be detected by a trained dental professional.

    It is crucial to take early action to combat gum disease, which remains the leading cause of tooth loss. If left untreated, gum disease can cause irreversible damage to the tooth and its supporting bone. During a checkup, the dental hygienist will measure the “pocket” of the gums around each tooth, identifying areas that may be challenging to clean with a toothbrush or floss. X-rays may be utilized alongside these measurements to identify areas of bone recession.

  • How often should you get dental checkups?

    Regular dental checkups are recommended by most dentists and the American Dental Association to maintain healthy teeth and gums. These checkups should ideally be done every six months, during which your dentist will ask for your health history to gain an understanding of your past and current health. Routine checkups are important for detecting any changes in your oral health and for ensuring that your teeth and mouth are in the best condition possible. It’s typically recommended to get a teeth cleaning every six months if your mouth is free from gum disease and heavy buildup. Still, if you have a history of periodontitis, it’s recommended to get a teeth cleaning every 3-4 months to maintain your oral health and prevent tartar and stain buildup.

  • Why are brushing and flossing important?

    Maintaining a healthy mouth requires regular brushing and flossing. These habits not only freshen your breath but also disrupt the biofilm that can lead to gum disease and cavities. With numerous dental products out there, it’s best to seek advice from your hygienist to find the most suitable option. It is recommended that you brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes and floss at least once. Encouraging children to make these dental habits a part of their daily routine can ensure a lifetime of good oral health.

  • What are other preventative dental care strategies?

    We offer a range of preventative services during our dental cleanings to ensure that your teeth remain healthy. These services include:

    – Dental Sealants: We can apply dental sealants to the deep grooves and pits of your back teeth to reduce your risk of tooth decay. The sealant acts as a protective barrier that prevents food particles and bacteria from getting stuck in the crevices and causing decay.

    – Fluoride Treatment: Regular fluoride treatments can help protect your teeth against sensitivity, demineralization, and decay. While children are typically covered by dental insurance for these treatments, adults may be able to access them for a small fee. Fluoride treatments can strengthen tooth enamel and reverse the earliest stages of tooth decay.

    – Oral Cancer Screenings: We strongly recommend that everyone get screened for cancer regularly. Early detection can be life-saving, especially for those at higher risk, such as those who use tobacco and/or alcohol, those exposed to excessive sunlight, and those exposed to certain viruses like HPV. We include a cancer screening exam during all our checkup appointments.

    – Diagnostic X-rays: We use intermittent X-rays to detect early signs of decay or bone loss around your teeth. This allows us to take action and treat these issues before they become more serious and require more invasive methods.

Is It Time For Your Next Checkup?

If you would like to know more about dental checkups and other forms of preventative dental care, please reach out to our office and we would be glad to assist you further.


77 12th Street NE, Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Monday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.



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Sandy Springs

6115 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. #225
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
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Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.



Email Address

[email protected]