The secret to maintaining a healthier and happier smile
Dental cleanings and checkups are essential to your oral health. They’re a vital part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but they’re also crucial for helping you avoid any cavities or tooth pain down the road. Therefore, we make the process painless and easy for you. So, what exactly are cleanings and checkups?
A dental cleaning is a procedure where one of our highly skilled hygienists removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your teeth, and this helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. After the cleaning, we’ll floss and polish your teeth to make them shine.
A checkup ensures everything is going smoothly with your oral health overall. This is determined by looking closely at your gums and teeth for signs of decay, gingivitis, or periodontal disease. We look at your X-rays for signs of decay or infection inside the teeth and bone. In addition, we check out the fit and function of your bite, track the wear patterns on your teeth, and perform an oral cancer screening at each checkup.
During the appointment, we’ll also give you feedback about improving your brushing technique and determine if you have any other areas of concern. If we notice something that needs additional care, we’ll tell you immediately so you can start planning for it.