What Are Dental Cleanings and Exams?
Both dental 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.