Dental Exams & Cleanings
What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Prevention is key when it comes to your oral and dental health. The best way to prevent problems from developing or getting worse is to come in for routine dental care. This care involves a comprehensive examination performed by our dentist and a cleaning that is done by a registered dental hygienist. Combined, these two treatments help us to provide you with quality care to keep your smile healthy, bright and full.
Why would Dental Exams & Cleanings be needed?
While some people may think that brushing and flossing at home is enough, a professional dental cleaning is essential every six months. Even with a fantastic toothbrush, you may still have areas on your teeth that have accumulated hardened plaque, known as tartar. It is nearly impossible to remove this tartar safely on your own without causing damage to the underlying teeth. Exams give us a chance to see your oral health and to spot minor issues so that they won’t get bigger.
What makes someone a candidate for Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Each member of your family can and should be coming in for routine care. It’s never too early to get children in for their first dental visit. Likewise, it’s never too late to take good care of your smile. Even if it’s been years since your last dental checkup, we are here to provide you with the care that you need in a nonjudgmental way.
What happens during the process for Dental Exams & Cleanings?
The appointment often begins with a cleaning. This is done by our registered dental hygienist who will use special dental tools to scrape away tartar and stains. Your gums are checked for any signs of gingivitis or gum disease. The next step is an exam, which is performed by our dentist. The dentist looks for signs of decay and other intraoral problems that could be detrimental to your oral health. We create a treatment plan specific to your needs and then schedule you for your next checkup appointment.
If you would like to learn more about exams and cleanings, or to schedule an appointment for care, call us today to speak with one of our friendly staff members.