What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Dental exams and cleanings are critical parts of keeping your smile looking its best. With the help of a professional cleaning, we’re able to remove heavy tartar buildup and surface stains from the teeth. Exams give us a clear view of your oral health, and prompt treatment is more effective long-term. You should be coming into the office for a cleaning and exam once every six months.
Why would Dental Exams & Cleanings be needed?
The reason you need to have a professional cleaning done every six months is because it’s difficult and even impossible to fully remove heavy buildup from your teeth. This tartar buildup can accumulate despite your best efforts of brushing and flossing at home. Likewise, an exam gives us a chance to find smaller problems before they’re able to get worse. With routine preventative care, your smile will be full and beautiful for life.
Who is a candidate for Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Every single member of your family is a good candidate for both exams and cleanings. In fact, we recommend bringing kids in for their first visit as soon as you notice their baby teeth erupting through the gums. From that point on, you and your family should make it a habit to come in every six months for a checkup visit. The checkup visit is crucial in keeping your smile healthy and bright.
What happens during Dental Exams & Cleanings?
The appointment will often begin with a comprehensive dental cleaning. A dental hygienist uses special tools to remove heavy tartar buildup from your teeth. The teeth are then flossed and then polished to a brilliant shine. Once this is finished, we conduct an exam to check for problems that could be detrimental to your oral health. The entire appointment takes less than an hour in our office. Before leaving, we can schedule you for your next checkup visit.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to come into our office for an exam and cleaning, call us today to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.