Dental Exams & Cleanings
What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Cleanings and examinations are vital to keeping your teeth healthy and strong. Even with the very best at-home dental care, you still need to come in for a professional cleaning and examination every six months. Tartar can build up on your teeth between cleanings, and it’s nearly impossible to remove this on your own. Exams are essential in finding minor problems before they are able to get worse.
Why are Dental Exams & Cleanings needed?
The best way to have a healthy and full smile for life is with proactive preventative care. By caring for your teeth and coming in for regular cleanings and exams, you are able to both prevent problems from happening as well as spot minor issues before they can get worse. Every member of your family should be coming in for these bi-annual appointments regardless of age. In fact, it’s never too early to get kids started with professional dental care.
How often should Dental Exams & Cleanings be done?
We recommend that you come into the office every six months for a cleaning and exam. These six month appointments enable us to care for your teeth and remove built-up tartar and stains. Tartar can contribute to both tooth decay as well as gingivitis, so removing it promptly is essential to your dental health. An exam is done quickly and easily, and we even check for both gum disease and oral cancer during your visit.
What happens during Dental Exams & Cleanings?
The first step is the cleaning that will be performed by our licensed dental hygienist. The hygienist is going to use tools to remove tartar buildup and stains from your teeth. Once the teeth are thoroughly cleaned, they are flossed and polished. Next, Dr. Ju will come in and perform the actual exam. The exam checks for things like cavities, loose teeth or restorations and other problems. We will check the health of your gums as well as check for signs of oral cancer during your appointment as well.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to come in for an exam and cleaning, call us today and our friendly staff members can get you in for a convenient appointment. Our extended business hours and high-end customer service will make your time with us more enjoyable.