To keep your smile happy and healthy for a lifetime, we recommend regular cleanings, checkups, and X-rays. When you schedule your dental exams at least twice a year, our team is more equipped to evaluate potential cavities, diet issues, gum disease, and—if needed— develop a customized treatment plan for your specific needs. Regular cleanings will help keep your mouth in optimal health so that you can confidently show off your smile for years to come.
Our dental exams include:
- Digital X-rays
- Periodontal exam
- Charting of existing restorations
- Oral cancer screening and head and neck exam
- Fluoride treatment, if needed, and
- Oral Hygiene Instructions.
What makes cleanings important?
Periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as “gum disease,” can lead to receding gums, tooth mobility, and tooth loss. Routine dental cleanings will decrease your risk of developing gum disease. During your cleaning, you can also address any questions or concerns you have about your teeth with our team.
What happens during a cleaning?
Your dental hygienist will gently brush away plaque or tartar buildup from your teeth and gums. After tartar removal is finished, the hygienist will then polish your teeth to remove any stains with polishing paste. Radiographs or X-rays may be taken at your appointment for regular diagnostic purposes. After your cleaning, Dr. Price will inspect your mouth and may make additional suggestions to protect your teeth, as well as update your current treatment plan.