Dental cleanings and exams are important for maintaining your oral health.
- A dental cleaning is a procedure in which a dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar from the teeth. This process typically includes an electric toothbrush, dental floss, and special tools designed to carefully remove tartar from the surfaces of the teeth. These appointments are recommended to occur at least every six months to ensure the teeth are kept sparkling clean and decay or gum disease does not develop due to lingering plaque or tartar accumulation.
- A dental exam is a visual inspection of the teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. We will also take X-rays of the teeth to gain an unobstructed view of the smile health below the gum line and within the interior of each tooth.
Dental cleanings and exams are important because they can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems from developing. By detecting and treating any problems early on, you can help keep your smile healthy and looking great for years to come!
If it has been a while since your last dental cleaning and exam, or you are due for a visit, be sure to schedule an appointment with our office today. We would be happy to help get you on track with your oral health!