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At Shakopee Dental in Shakopee, Minnesota, Dr. Jelinek and Dr. Silva are happy to boost your smile this summer with a professional exam and cleaning. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), patients who receive routine dental checkups every six months benefit from improved oral health. Our dental exams and cleanings are the perfect complement to your daily at-home care, brushing and flossing routine when it comes to protecting your oral health.

The AGD also says that routine dental checkups may help lower the risk for certain diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. Life-threatening medical conditions, such as oral cancer, can often be detected in their early stages during a dental exam. Routine dental exams and cleanings also help to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath. Another benefit to routine checkups is that it allows us to detect and fix issues early on, when they are the easiest and most economically treated.

During your checkup, our Shakopee Dental team will clean your teeth, perform an exam, and possibly take X-rays. We will remove tartar above and below the gum line, polish your teeth and floss them, and apply fluoride. We will also check for the following:

— Signs of tooth decay
— Your gum health
— Your bite
— Signs of tooth grinding or TMJ
— Infection or oral cancer

Do you want to boost your smile this summer? If so, we invite you to schedule your dental cleaning and exam with Dr. Jelinek and Dr. Silva in Shakopee, Minnesota, by calling 952.233.1020 today!