Dental Exams & Cleanings
What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Keeping your teeth clean and healthy involves routine at-home care as well as regular trips into the office. Our office offers comprehensive preventative care in the form of exams and cleanings. Exams allow us to identify issues early on so that treatment is easier and more affordable for you. Cleanings are specific to removing hardened buildup that can contribute to decay, gingivitis and gum disease.
Why would Dental Exams & Cleanings be needed?
The reason you need to have exams and cleanings done regularly is because both of these options help to keep your smile looking its best. It is nearly impossible to fully clean your teeth at home even with the best brushing and flossing habits. Tartar buildup can accumulate on different surfaces of your teeth, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Exams are helpful in that they help us spot problems early on before they can get worse.
Who is a candidate for Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Every single person in your family is a good candidate for both a cleaning and exam. In fact, we recommend that you bring your children in for their first appointment as soon as you begin to notice their teeth coming in. It is a good idea to come into the office every six months so that we can keep up with your dental care and health. Even if it’s been awhile since your last appointment, we can provide you with care in a judgement-free manner.
What happens during the appointment for Dental Exams & Cleanings?
The appointment will begin with a cleaning, which is performed by a licensed hygienist. The cleaning involves removing heavy tartar buildup from your teeth. The teeth are then polished and flossed so that they are healthy and clean. You will then have an exam done in our office. The exam helps us to look for problems so that we can create a personalized treatment plan just for you. The entire appointment takes about an hour in our office and is done at your convenience.
If you need an exam and cleaning, call our office today so that we can get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.