Regular dental exams and professional cleanings are integral parts of good oral health. Our dentists perform exams to help detect problems with cavities, loose restorations, cancer, and other oral complications. Our hygienist performs a dental cleaning by removing calculus, tartar, and stains from your teeth and checking the overall health of the gums. Regular dental exams and dental cleanings visits are essential in preventing dental problems and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums.
It is important to be proactive about your dental health, and the best way to accomplish this is by preventing and detecting issues early on. Dental exams can help us detect and monitor problems before they get worse. Professional cleanings have been found to help prevent not only tooth decay but also gum disease, as well as improving the overall oral health care. At our office, we recommend having regular bi-annual checkups.
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Everyone is a good candidate to come in for dental exams and cleanings. In fact, children should go to the dentist as soon as their first tooth comes through the gums. By encouraging your children to practice good dental hygiene and coming to regular dental checkups, your child can have good lifelong oral hygiene practices. Even patients who wear full dentures should come into the office for routine dental examinations.
Even if it has been awhile since you have seen a dentist, it is never too late to start taking better care of your teeth. Our mission is to provide you with the care that you need in a warm and family-friendly environment. Additionally, we can pre-schedule your checkup appointments so that you never have to remember to schedule another appointment.
First, you will receive x-rays, which help with diagnosing any underlying problems you may have. Next, you will receive a full dental cleaning performed by a hygienist. The hygienist will get rid of any excess plaque and tartar that have accumulated on your teeth that normal brushing and flossing cannot reach. Next, your teeth will be cleaned and polished to give you a brighter smile. After the cleaning is finished, our doctors will come and perform a comprehensive examination. This exam will check for signs of decay, loose fillings, crowns, as well as a variety of other problems. Additionally, we provide oral cancer screening exams. We will also take a series of intraoral pictures. Then, we will take a digital impression of your mouth looking for wear patterns over time to monitor any changes.
It is important to always make time for your dental care twice a year. If you think you need a dental exam and cleaning, call our office today so that we can help schedule an appointment to better assist you.