Dental Cleanings and Exams

What are Dental Cleanings and Exams?

A dental cleaning and exam are done as part of your preventative oral care routine. The dental exam will check for any signs of tooth decay, intraoral problems and oral cancer. Your cleaning is done by a registered hygienist who will remove calculus, tartar and stains to improve the health of your teeth and gums. Your gums are then measured to check for any signs of either gingivitis or gum disease.

Why are Dental Cleanings and Exams needed?

You should have a dental cleaning and exam done every six months. This allows us to keep up with your dental health and spot problems before they are allowed to get worse. Professional dental cleanings can even help in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. By pre-scheduling your appointments, we can help make it easier for you to make time for routine care.

What makes you a good candidate for Dental Cleanings and Exams?

Everyone is a good candidate for preventative oral care. Even children as young as one can benefit from coming in for an appointment. With the help of routine exams and cleanings, we can spot problems early on so that treatment is started in advance. Prevention is key in terms of keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

What can you expect with Dental Cleanings and Exams?

We’ll begin your appointment by taking routine x-rays as part of your preventative care. The hygienist then removes calculus and tartar from the teeth and measures your gums. The gums are measured to check for any signs of gum disease or gingivitis. The doctor then comes in and performs a professional exam. The exam will check for things like cavities, loose restorations, cracks, breaks, fractures and even oral cancer. Once the exam is finished, we can schedule for any work to be done on an as needed basis. You will then be scheduled to come back in about six months for another dental cleaning and exam.

If you would like to come into our office for a cleaning and exam, call us now and we will help in scheduling an appointment for you.

"Every day I look forward to seeing a patient that has been reluctant to come to the dentist. It is very rewarding to be able to give that person the smile they deserve. I do this in hopes that they will share that smile with others."