Treating Your Family
DENTAL Cleanings & Exams
What are Dental Cleanings?
Keeping your teeth healthy and clean requires more than diligent brushing and flossing at home. In many cases, plaque will build up on different areas of the teeth, hardening into a chalky white substance known as tartar. The only safe way to remove tartar buildup is with a professional cleaning performed by a registered hygienist. Exams are necessary as well, since they give us a view of your dental and oral health to prevent issues from getting worse.
Why are Dental 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. It's never too late to start taking better care of your smile with routine preventative treatment.
How often should you come in for Dental Cleanings?
We recommend coming into our office at least once every six months and for some people more often to keep up with your dental health. If you have children, try to get them in for their first appointment as soon as possible. If it's been a long time since your last cleaning, it's never too late to start loving your smile. We offer care in a judgement-free and relaxed manner.
What can you expect at your hygiene wellness check?
The appointment will begin with an assessment. We will start by taking all necessary X-rays that are needed for diagnosis of possible decay and gum disease. An oral cancer exam will then be performed, so we can help save lives. After all tissues are examined we will begin taking a look at your gums and doing measurements to make sure we give you the best possible care for the condition of your gums and bone that is present during your visit. Our hygienists are all highly trained and keep up to date with all the new therapies and technologies; it’s always our goal to treat the oral-systemic health of the patient to give them the best quality of life and health possible.
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.