Exams & Cleanings
What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Keeping your teeth healthy and clean requires more than diligent brushing and flossing at home. In many cases, plaque will build up on different areas of the teeth, hardening into a chalky white substance known as tartar. The only safe way to remove tartar buildup is with a professional cleaning. Exams are necessary as well, since they give us a view of your dental and oral health to prevent issues from getting worse.
Why are Dental Exams & Cleanings necessary?
There are many studies linking gum bacteria with systemic issues such as heart disease, diabetes and low term birth weight. Even with the best brushing habits, you can still benefit from a professional cleaning. Exams are just as necessary, since they can alert us of minor problems so that treatment is both easier and more effective. Cleanings help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay when done regularly. It’s never too late to start taking better care of your smile with routine preventative treatment.
I’ve been a loyal customer for over 15 years. It’s always felt like family here. From child, to teen with braces to an adult, they’ve consistently been wonderful. Friendly greeting, quick service and extremely knowledgeable which is helpful for someone who’s curious like me, haha! I can’t recommend this dentist office enough. Though I moved away, I still travel back to this office for care. They even recommended a better retainer for me than my orthodontist to help me protect my teeth from my grinding at night! Excited to get it. They’re incredible, can’t imagine going anywhere else!
How often should you come in for Dental Exams & Cleanings?
We recommend coming into our office once every six months to keep up with your dental health unless there are periodontal or gum issues which may necessitate every 3 months. If you have children, try to get them in for their first appointment as soon as possible. If it’s been a long time since your last cleaning, it’s never too late to start loving your smile. We offer care in a judgement – free and relaxed manner.
What can you expect at the appointment for Dental Exams & Cleanings?
The appointment will begin with a professional cleaning to clear away tartar buildup and surface stains. Your teeth are then polished and carefully flossed before the gums are checked for signs of inflammation or infection. Once the cleaning has been completed, we come in to perform the exam. The exam allows us to check for signs of tooth decay, loose or broken restorations and even oral cancer. To make your future appointments easier, we’ll pre – schedule them before you leave the office.
If you think you might benefit from a cleaning and exam, call our office today so that one of our help ful staff members can further assist you.