What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Dental exams and professional cleanings are critical for keeping your teeth looking their best. Exams allow us to check and monitor for changes before the problems are able to get worse. Cleanings work by clearing away tartar and buildup that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Both cleanings and exams should be done at least once every six months.
Why are Dental Exams & Cleanings needed?
If you continually forgo treatment, you may experience dental problems later on. The best way to care for your smile is to prevent problems from happening in the first place. This can be done with the help of professional cleanings and examinations. We are able to provide your family the care that they need to keep their smile looking its best.
Who is a good candidate for Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Everyone in your family can and should come into the office for a dental exam and professional cleaning. We recommend coming in for these appointments once every six months as part of your preventative care routine. It is never too late to take charge of your oral health. Regardless of when your last appointment was, we are able to provide you the care that you need in a nonjudgmental manner.
What can you expect during Dental Exams & Cleanings?
The process begins by sitting you comfortably in one of our exam or hygiene rooms. Our hygienist then works to clear away any and all tartar and staining from your teeth. The hygienist uses tools known as scalers to perform the cleaning, as well as an ultrasonic cleaner to clear away heavy buildup. After the cleaning, the doctor will come in and perform the examination. We are looking for signs of decay, gum disease, loose or problematic restorations and even oral cancer. The whole appointment should take no longer than about an hour, and it’s a great way to keep your smile looking great.
If you would like to learn more about dental exams and cleanings, call us today so that our helpful staff members can further assist you.