Dental Cleanings & Dental Check-Ups Near You
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a year or two or more, you are likely due for a cleaning and a check-up. Besides the obvious stain and tartar removal, there is more and more scientific evidence showing the importance of oral health with a person’s overall health. Coming in on a periodic basis to have your teeth and gums evaluated and freshened up is an easy, yet essential part of maintaining good health.
Please give our team a call and they can assist you in setting up an appointment. As a clinic that offers weekend and evening hours, we will do our best to make sure we find a time convenient for you.
Checkups vs Cleanings
A dental checkup refers to an examination of your entire oral cavity to check for any indications of decay, gum disease, and other acute or chronic issues. Your dentist may also a series of take x-rays to get a better look at the state of your teeth below the gum line and your jawbone. They may also perform an oral cancer screening, check your bite, and look for signs of bruxism. This is ultimately a preventative method; the sooner problems are identified, the more effectively they can be addressed.
In comparison, a dental cleaning is performed by a hygienist. They use special tools to remove plaque (a sticky film of bacteria) and tartar from the surface of your teeth. The hygienist will also brush, floss, and polish your smile before you to get rid of stains and make your smile look brighter. Lastly, you’ll be provided with fluoride, which functions to prevent cavities from forming.
Visit Our Practice
The general rule of thumb is that all patients should come in for a checkup and cleaning on a biannual basis. If you’re dealing with more serious issues such as bone deterioration, receding gums, or missing teeth, you may be asked to come in more frequently.
To get started and schedule a dental cleaning, give us a call or fill out the appointment request form on our website. We’re excited to meet you and be a part of your oral health journey!