307 Grafton St #203, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Dental Checkup Basics

A dental checkup and cleaning are the backbone of preventive dentistry, aimed at keeping your smile healthy, functional, and looking great. If you don’t know much about prevention, the essential aspect to consider is that it’s quite simple and helps keep you out of our chair for restorative treatments like fillings. Fortunately, by scheduling your checkups regularly throughout each year, you have a leg up when it comes to feeling clued in regarding your oral health. We will monitor your smile and its many tissues, offering immediate treatment when necessary. Ready to learn more about the basics of cleanings? Consider the following:

How Often To Schedule Appointments

You will need to schedule appointments two times a year for your dental checkup, which will typically happen in conjunction with your cleaning. We suggest spacing these visits out in 6-month intervals, so our monitoring of your health is consistent. Please give us a call, so we can schedule a time that works best for you.

What To Expect From Technology

After visually examining your smile, we will incorporate the use of advanced technology. This is important because we can only detect so much with our eyes alone. For a closer look at what is taking place beneath your outer tissue layers, we may take digital X-rays, which are quick, efficient, and comfortable. Unlike the conventional method, digital imaging will be uploaded directly to our computer for instant viewing.

Time To Talk

Your dental checkup is a wonderful time to talk to us about your thoughts or feelings. For instance, if you have noticed a bump or a change in your mouth, this is the best time to bring it up. Also, if you have questions about home dental hygiene or about our services, we invite you to ask away, so we may provide you with answers.


At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.