Dental Exams and Cleanings in Virginia

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.

Contact our Virginia dentists to schedule an appointment. We have dental offices in four locations for your convenience: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton Kecoughtan, and Hampton Coliseum.

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.

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Who is a good candidate for Dental Bridges?

Most of our patients who need a dental bridge can safely have the procedure done. We will examine your teeth to determine if you’d benefit from a fixed bridge. The procedure may be suitable for patients who do not qualify for dental implants. Because bridges last so long, you can enjoy a restoration that you won’t need to worry about easily breaking and needing to be replaced.

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.

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