Dental Exams and Cleanings
What are Dental Exams and Cleanings?
Dental exams check for oral problems that can compromise the health and overall wellness of your teeth and gum tissue. Cleanings are done to remove hardened plaque, tartar, and stains, improving the look and quality of the teeth and gums. Both dental exams and cleanings should be performed every six months as part of your preventative dental care. A healthy mouth can be advantageous to the rest of your overall health and well-being.
Why do you need Dental Exams and Cleanings?
The reason you need to have dental exams and cleanings done is because they are an integral part of a healthier mouth. Dental exams can check for things such as:
- Loose fillings, crowns, and bridge work
- Oral cancer
- Gingivitis and gum disease
Cleanings are crucial because even the best at-home care cannot get rid of built-up tartar and calculus (hardened plaque). If left alone, this buildup can irritate the gums and cause gingivitis, as well as tooth decay. Exams and cleanings are important for every member of the family.
What makes you a good candidate for Dental Exams and Cleanings?
Everyone is a good candidate for dental exams and cleanings. Even if you have a full set of dentures, you should still visit the office regularly for checkups. Exams can help to put a stop to problems before they are allowed to get worse. Cleanings get rid of hardened plaque, stains and tartar for brighter teeth and fresher breath.
What happens during the procedure for Dental Exams and Cleanings?
First, you will come into the office and have a series of x-rays taken. The x-rays can help to diagnose problems that are underneath the surface of the teeth and gums. Next, you will receive a comprehensive cleaning done by a licensed hygienist. From there, Dr. Lori Logan will come in and perform an examination. You will be told if there are any problems present and what the best course of action is to take to rectify the situation. The exam and cleaning is done within an hour right in our office at your own convenience.
If you think you may need a dental exam or cleaning, contact our office so that one of our helpful staff members can better assist you.