Cleanings, Exams, and X-Rays Can Help Keep You Smiling For a Lifetime
A comprehensive checkup with x-rays and a professional cleaning are some of the best investments that you can make for your dental health.
The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for a routine checkup and cleaning. This helps prevent problems or catch them early, so they’re easier and less expensive to fix.
For your oral exam, your dentist will carefully check the health of your teeth and gums while also screening you for oral cancer. He or she may recommend x-rays, which provide a lot of detail and help your dentist find cavities and check the health of each tooth. Our digital x-rays require less radiation and help detect problems in soft tissue and bone. Your dentist will gently probe your gums for disease or places where disease could develop. If any problems are found, your dentist will explain what’s happening in easy-to-understand terms and discuss ways to treat it.
Professional cleaning is very important. Even if you brush and floss daily at home, it’s not possible to completely remove the thin film of plaque that normally collects on teeth and gums. Plaque can cause cavities and gum disease. A skilled dental professional will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth until they’re smooth, this keeps new plaque from forming. You’ll also receive practical tips on keeping your teeth and gums healthy at home. You may also have a fluoride treatment to help prevent tooth decay.
To make paying for your treatment easier, we accept nearly all dental insurance plans, and we offer a dental discount program for patients without insurance.