Preventative Care with Dental Exams and Cleanings
A great preventative dental plan is a collaboration between the patient and the dental team. In addition to maintaining good oral health habits at home through regular brushing and flossing, visiting your dentist for regular dental exams and cleanings is just as important. It’s our job to restore your oral health and keep you smiling.
What to Expect During Your Dental Exam
During your dental exam, we check for signs of decay and disease in order to stop it from progressing and we take the time to educate you about your oral health. With regular exams, we can detect issues before they become costly to fix. During your check up, you can expect your dentist to perform the following:
- Reviewing your x-rays: We will go over your x-rays to check for any cavities, bone deterioration, or other underlying issues.
- Check for gum disease: We will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to check for any swelling, redness, abscesses, or bleeding.
- Oral Cancer Screening: We will check your mouth, face, and neck for any abnormalities.
- Check on existing restorations: We will look at the condition of your crowns, fillings, implants, and more.
Why Do You Need a Dental Cleaning?
We recommend that all patients undergo a professional cleaning once every six months in order to prevent dental decay. Even if you brush and floss every day, you need a professional cleaning to remove stubborn plaque and tartar that builds up over time. During your cleaning, your hygienist will use specialized tools to remove all the buildup around your teeth and gums. Your hygienist will then remove any surface stains and polish your teeth, giving you a healthy and clean smile.
Contact Us for a Dental Exam and Cleaning
Take control of your oral health today by contacting us at Silverlake Dental Group for an exam and cleaning. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals.
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