Oral health relies, to a high degree, on a strong oral hygiene regimen. Brushing twice a day, flossing once daily, and a variety of other important habits play a huge role in keeping your mouth healthy and strong. One part people often seem to forget about, however, is seeing the dentist.
Dentists and dental hygienists aren’t simply here to treat or extract unhealthy teeth. We’re here to help ensure your teeth remain healthy. To do that, we need to see you for regular dental cleanings and dental exams.
All services are performed by general dentists.
You should have your teeth professionally examined and cleaned twice a year on average. By scheduling an exam and cleaning every six months or so, your dentist can both avoid plaque build-up in difficult-to-brush areas, and ensure that your current dental hygiene routine is on the right track.
No matter what kind of service you need, one thing will never change: your comfort and satisfaction matter. Your dental health team will do what they can to help you feel calm, comfortable, and well taken care of.
The point of an exam is to ensure your teeth and mouth as a whole are healthy. Your dentist will inspect each tooth, looking for signs of damage, decay, or disease. They will also take a look at your bite to make sure your teeth and jaws are properly aligned.
The dentist will also take some time to review your full-body health. This can include a blood pressure check, an oral cancer scan, and a full review of your medical history with you.
You dentist may also need to take x-rays depending on when you last had them done. These x-rays give the dentist the chance to inspect the health and structure of your teeth and jaws below the gumline.
Even if you feel like you are the picture of oral health, you need regular dental exams. Your dentist is trained to detect oral health issues before you notice them. It’s always easier to prevent an issue than it is to resolve an issue. Dental exams empower you to take a proactive approach to your oral health.
Even patients with perfect oral hygiene habits need their teeth cleaned professionally twice a year. Dental practices have the necessary tools and skills to give your teeth the most thorough cleaning possible. A professional cleaning helps prevent plaque from building up in small spaces or crevices that you may not be able to touch with a regular toothbrush or floss.
Typically, the appointment begins with scaling. Scaling is when the dental hygienist scrapes calculus (commonly known as tartar) and plaque from your teeth above and below the gumline with a small metal tool. Next, your hygienist will most likely move on to brushing and flossing. They use a special gritty toothpaste as well as their professional flossing skills to make sure they completely clean your teeth, including spaces you might often miss. After a quick rinse, the hygienist may apply a fluoride treatment. Fluoride acts similarly to a sealant; protecting your teeth from cavities or decay.
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