Dentist in Kennewick

Ensure Your Dental Health with a Complete Checkup

It is important that you schedule regular checkups for your teeth and oral health. An ignored or neglected tooth problem can turn into a serious infection. When untreated, infections can spread to the rest of the body, causing organ damage and requiring hospitalization. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Morgan, can make sure your smile is happy and healthy. We treat others how we want to be treated: With respect and kindness.

Call (509) 380-9046 to schedule your checkup with our Kennewick dentist.

Oral Health Leads to Overall Health

Your mouth is packed with bacteria. Most of this bacteria is harmless, and healthy dental hygiene habits keep it under control. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash are practical ways to manage the bacteria in your mouth. However, when bacteria gets out of control, it can lead to gum disease or tooth decay. These ailments may move through the bloodstream and result in serious medical conditions.

Poor oral health can contribute to:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Endocarditis
  • Respiratory infections
  • Low birth weights
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic complications

How Often Should You Have a Dental Checkup?

Most experts recommend that you come in for a checkup and cleaning every six months. Certain patients require more frequent visits, especially if they have extreme tartar buildup.

Talk with Dr. Morgan about changing your checkup schedule if you have:

  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • A history of oral or throat cancer
  • An eating disorder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Saliva washes food and bacteria away and neutralizes the acids in your mouth. If you are using a decongestant, painkiller, diuretic, antihistamine, or antidepressant, your mouth may be drier than usual. This could affect your oral health, so you may want to schedule an extra checkup or two.

Making the Most of Your Checkup

We want your dental checkup to be informative and beneficial. Come prepared with questions for Dr. Morgan. We can teach you how to properly care for your teeth at home. We will also address any concerns you have. Do you have sore gums? Do you have a sensitivity to cold or hot objects in your mouth? Do you have an aching tooth? Our friendly and caring staff wants to help. Transparency is essential to a healthy smile.

Call our Kennewick dentist at (509) 380-9046 to set up an appointment and learn about our current specials.

Our Patients Stay Happy,

& That's What Matters!
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  • “I've been coming here for 5 or so years, and I've always found the staff to be friendly, concerned, helpful, pleasant.”

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