What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Preventative care is the best way to maintain a healthy, full smile. Cleanings and exams can easily be done in our office at your own convenience. Cleanings are performed by a licensed and registered dental hygienist who clears away heavy buildup from the teeth and checks the health of your gums. Exams allow us to see if you’re experiencing any dental problems before the issue is able to get worse.
Why are Dental Exams & Cleanings needed?
Even with the best brushing and flossing techniques at home, you still need to come into the dental office for routine care. Exams alert us to problems so that treatment is easier and more effective. Cleanings aim to remove tartar buildup from the teeth that is difficult or impossible to remove safely on your own at home. By keeping your teeth healthy and clean, you’re preventing cavities and gum disease.
Who is a candidate for Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Everyone is a viable candidate for a dental exam and cleaning. We recommend that parents get their children in for their first appointment once their baby teeth start coming in. From there, you should aim to bring yourself and your family in for care every six months. These six-month checkup appointments are quick and easy, and they help to keep your teeth strong and beautiful.
How are Dental Exams & Cleanings done?
The appointment will typically begin with a cleaning, which is performed by a registered dental hygienist. The hygienist will carefully remove tartar and surface stains from your teeth. The teeth will then be polished and flossed before a gum health check is performed. This gum health check simply looks for signs of pocketing around the teeth, which could signal gum disease. We then come into the office to perform the dental examination, looking for problems and signs of intraoral conditions. After the appointment is finished, we’ll schedule you for another checkup visit in six months.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment for a cleaning and exam, call us today so that we can get you scheduled to come in for care.