DENTAL CLEANINGS & EXAMS
Dental cleanings and exams are two of the most basic yet important preventive treatments we provide at our office. Each time you visit our dental practice for a checkup, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and dental exam to help your smile stay healthy. During your cleaning and exam, our dental team will:
Clean your teeth by removing any plaque or tartar (also called dental calculus), which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease
Floss and polish your teeth for a healthy, bright smile
Examine your smile for signs of any damaging dental conditions or diseases
We may utilize dental X-rays to further evaluate your smile and make certain that you receive the dental care you need. Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential in maintaining good oral health, preventing cavities and gum disease, and making sure that any damaging conditions are treated as early as possible.
We recommend that you visit us every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. We may suggest more frequent visits if needed, and we also encourage you to contact us if you suffer from a dental emergency, pain or injury. To schedule your next appointment, we invite you to contact us today. We look forward to caring for your smile!
Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial in order to eliminate harmful bacteria from the mouth that can cause various dental problems. Regular dental check-ups and a proper dental care routine are necessary to keep your mouth healthy and prevent issues such as gum disease, cavities, infection, inflammation, and tooth loss.
Dental exams are essential for evaluating your current dental care methods and providing recommendations for future care to prevent complications. They help detect problems early so they can be addressed quickly and easily. The frequency of dental exams may vary based on individual factors such as smoking, genetic susceptibility to tooth decay and gum disease, and frequency of cavities.
During a typical dental exam, our team will clean your teeth thoroughly and check for signs of decay and gum disease. X-rays may be taken to provide a more detailed assessment of your oral health. Our team will also ask about your current dental care habits and provide suggestions on how to improve your routine to promote optimal oral health.
To prepare for a dental exam, it is important to practice good dental care habits such as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Additionally, make sure to clean your teeth before your appointment to allow for easier cleaning of difficult-to-reach areas. You should also be prepared to share relevant information such as your medical history, insurance coverage, and current dental care methods with our team. It is important to be honest about your oral health habits, as our team is here to work with you to improve your habits and ensure dental health. Lastly, be prepared to schedule a follow-up appointment or future check-up at the end of your dental exam.
Dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment that is performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. It is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
The benefits of professional teeth cleaning include the removal of plaque and tartar, which can result in serious periodontal problems. Even with proper home brushing and flossing, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria, and deposits from gum pockets. Therefore, the experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
Professional teeth cleaning also leads to a healthier-looking smile by effectively removing unsightly stains. In addition, it can significantly improve bad breath, which is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. The routine removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.
We recommend prophylaxis to be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but it should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It is important to note that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but teeth cleaning is one of the tools that can be used to effectively halt its progression. The procedure can be performed at our office by our dental professionals.
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While we specialize in providing dentures, dental implants and oral surgery, we also provide other dental services in our area. From cleanings and exams to oral health screenings, you can count on our team to meet your oral health needs.
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