What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Exams and cleanings are essential for keeping your teeth feeling and looking their best. Exams give us an idea of any problems that might be going on so that treatment is provided early on. Cleanings are performed by hygienists who can clean your teeth and remove hardened plaque and stains. Both should be done every six months as part of your preventative care regimen.
Why are Dental Exams & Cleanings?
If you continually forgo routine care, you will find that minor problems become more major and you have issues with tartar buildup because of ignoring professional cleanings. The cleaning and exam process is done easily and quickly in our office. Every member of your family should be coming in for these checkup visits on a regular basis.
Who is a candidate for Dental Exams & Cleanings?
We recommend that any and every member of your family come in for a checkup visit once every six months. This enables us to keep track of your dental health and to find minor problems so that treatment is more effective. It is never too soon to get your kids in for their first appointment. Likewise, it is never too late to take a proactive approach to your oral health.
What happens during the procedure for Dental Exams & Cleanings?
To begin the procedure, we will have our hygienist perform the dental cleaning. The hygienist will remove tartar using special tools as well as any stains on the teeth. The gums are checked for signs of gum disease so that we can offer treatment options. Once the cleaning is finished, the doctor will come in and perform the examination. The exam helps us to find cavities and other problem areas that could be detrimental to your dental health. We then create a treatment plan just for you and you’ll be ready to head home.
If you think you might benefit from an exam and cleaning, call us today so that we can help to get you in for a convenient appointment.