A dental exam as well as a professional dental cleaning are both part of your preventative care regimen.
What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?
A dental exam as well as a professional dental cleaning are both part of your preventative care regimen. The cleaning works to remove hardened buildup and plaque from the teeth that would otherwise be impossible to remove on your own. The exam allows us to find issues pertaining to dental decay, loose or missing restorations as well as oral cancer. Both the cleaning and exam take less than an hour in our office.
Why are Dental Exams & Cleanings needed?
We recommend having a dental exam and cleaning done once every six months. This allows us to keep track of the health of your teeth, gums and mouth. If treatment is required, it can be started early on to prevent the problem from getting worse. It’s important that every member of your family come in for routine preventative care appointments.
What makes you a good candidate for Dental Exams & Cleanings?
Everyone is a good candidate for both cleanings and exams. In fact, even babies and toddlers should come into the office to be seen. Even patients who wear full dentures can benefit from an oral examination. If it’s been awhile since your last dental appointment, it’s never too late to start taking control of your dental health.
What to expect during your Dental Exams & Cleanings?
You’ll come into our office, where you’ll be warmly greeted and seated comfortably. The hygienist may take x-rays of your teeth, as needed, to help in diagnosing certain conditions. The hygienist then works to professionally clean and polish your teeth. Your gums will be checked and measured for signs of gingivitis and gum disease. You will then have an examination by Dr. Melissa Schuldt, who will check for intra-oral problems. If treatment is needed, we may schedule you for a separate appointment to have the work done. An oral cancer screening is done at each of your preventative care appointments.
If you need a dental exam as well as a professional cleaning, call us today and our helpful staff members can further assist you.