What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?

Keeping your teeth healthy and clean requires more than diligent brushing and flossing at home. In many cases, plaque will build upon different areas of the teeth, hardening into a chalky white substance known as tartar. The removal of tartar twice a year, along with professionals and examinations, can prevent early and detect cavities and gum diseases.

Why are Dental Exams & Cleanings necessary?

Even with the best brushing habits, you can still benefit from a professional cleaning. Exams are just as necessary, since they can alert us of minor problems so that treatment is both easier and more effective. Cleanings help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay when done regularly. Emergency visits due to pain and broken teeth are more common with patients who don't have regular cleanings. It's never too late to start taking better care of your smile with routine preventive treatment.

How often should you come in for Dental Exams & Cleanings?

We recommend coming into our office once every six months to keep up with your dental health. If it's been a long time since your last cleaning, we advise you to start now and come for a first visit experience to at least know how your oral health is. We offer care in a judgement-free and relaxed manner.

What can you expect at the appointment for Dental Exams & Cleanings?

The appointment will start with your cleaning. During the cleaning and professional examination, signs of problems, such as cavities, cracked tooth, inflammation, and lesions will be assessed, and X-rays will be taken if needed. To make sure we keep the best preventive care for you, you will have you next cleaning scheduled before you leave.

If you think you might benefit from a cleaning and exam, call our office today so that one of our helpful staff members can further assist you.