Dental Exams & Cleanings
What are Dental Cleanings and Exams?
Both cleanings and exams are essential to the health of your teeth and gums. We recommend coming into the office twice a year for these appointments. Cleanings and exams are done in the same appointment, and take less than an hour to complete. The exam is done by our doctor, while the cleaning will be done by a licensed and registered dental hygienist.
Why are Dental Cleanings and Exams needed?
The reason exams and cleanings are needed is because they can both prevent certain dental issues, as well as spot problems early on. When issues are found early on, treatment is more effective and easier to perform. Regardless of how long it’s been since your last appointment, we welcome you into our office for a comprehensive exam and dental cleaning. For patients with a lot of buildup on their teeth, or who have gum disease, we may suggest a deep scaling and root planing.
Who’s a good candidate for Dental Cleanings and Exams?
Everyone is a good candidate for cleanings and exams. Our goal is to provide you with routine preventative care that’s right for you. Every member of your family should be coming in regularly for these appointments. We can pre-schedule your checkup appointments so that they’re always convenient to your schedule.
What happens during Dental Cleanings and Exams?
You’ll come in and have x-rays taken of your teeth as needed. Our hygienist then works to remove tartar and buildup from the teeth using special tools. The teeth are polished and flossed, and the gums checked for any signs of gingivitis or gum disease. Our doctor then comes in and performs an examination. The examination will check for loose restorations, cracks, fractures, cavities, and oral cancer. It is important that you take the time to come into the office twice each year to have these checkup visits in order to maintain a clean and healthy mouth.
If you need an exam and cleaning, call our office today, and we can get you in for an appointment that’s convenient for your schedule.