Regular Dental Checkup

Regular dental checkups are the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.

Dental Checkups
in Grand Junction, CO

At Bookcliff Family Dental, we believe that regular dental checkups are the cornerstone of maintaining optimal oral health and a vibrant smile. Our comprehensive checkups ensure that dental issues are caught early and managed effectively, helping you avoid complex procedures down the road. Schedule your next dental checkup at Bookcliff Family Dental and get the personalized care you deserve.

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  • Why are dental checkups important?

    Dental checkups are crucial because they help early detect and prevent potential dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer. Regular visits allow your dentist to monitor your oral health and make necessary adjustments to your dental care routine, ensuring your teeth and gums remain healthy for years.

  • How often should you get dental checkups?

    The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist for a checkup at least twice a year. However, depending on your specific oral health needs, we might suggest more frequent visits. Regular checkups are vital in preventing dental problems and maintaining a healthy smile.

  • Why are brushing and flossing important?

    Brushing and flossing are essential to your dental care routine because they remove plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth. If not removed regularly, plaque can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing and flossing twice daily for at least 2 minutes makes your teeth and gums healthy.

  • What are other preventative dental care strategies?

    In addition to regular dental checkups, brushing, and flossing, additional preventative dental care can help maintain oral health. Here are some key strategies:


    • Using mouthwash regularly can help reduce plaque, prevent or reduce gingivitis, reduce the speed at which tartar develops, and freshen your breath. Look for mouthwashes with fluoride for additional benefits.


    • Sealants can significantly reduce the risk of cavities by protecting against plaque and acids. A protective coating is applied to the chewing surface of the molars, where decay occurs most often.


    • Professional fluoride treatments, typically given during dental checkups, can strengthen the enamel, making it more decay-resistant. Daily use of fluoride toothpaste is also recommended.


    • An oral cancer exam is part of every checkup appointment. Lifestyle factors like tobacco use and sun exposure can contribute to an increased risk of cancer. Early screening could save your life.


    • Regular dental X-rays help dentists identify new areas of tooth decay or bone loss and treat them as least invasively as possible before they worsen.

Is It Time For Your Next Checkup?

If you have more questions about dental checkups and other preventative dental care, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

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Bookcliff Family Dental

2478 Patterson Rd Ste 3
Grand Junction, CO 81505
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Monday - Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday - Sunday: Closed


(970) 245-9570

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