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Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Closeup of smile during dental exam

It’s recommended that you visit the dentist twice a year for dental checkups and teeth cleanings in order to keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. The same goes for each member of your family. In order to receive the consistent care you and your loved ones need, you should find a general family dentist you can trust. That’s where Dr. Barry Mercer comes in. He works hard to protect your smile and the smiles of your household from decay and damage. During a general dentistry appointment, we’ll check each of your teeth for any signs of decay and update your x-ray images when necessary. If Dr. Mercer finds any cavities, we can use a natural-colored composite filling to treat it and stop deterioration. Additionally, Dr. Mercer will screen for early warning signs of other common oral health conditions including gum disease, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, chronic teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism), and oral cancer. At every dental checkup, our assistants and hygienists can remind you about proper dental care and respond to your questions when necessary. At the end of each visit, we’ll perform a teeth cleaning to remove plaque and other bacteria buildup so your smile can truly shine through. Before you leave the office, Dr. Mercer will sit down with you one-on-one to review any areas for concern, answer your questions, and create a plan to keep your smile completely healthy. Call our Loomis office to schedule a general dentistry appointment.