Our entire staff truly believes in continuing our education and learning as much as possible so our practice can offer the highest quality and most up-to-date dental care. We are dedicated to staying up to date with the latest technologies because your dental health is our top priority. We want to make sure that you have a smile of which you can be proud.
A regular dental exam is an important part of preventing future problems with your oral health. During a dental exam, our educated and compassionate dentist and hygienist will evaluate your risk of developing other oral health issues. The dental exam will include a dental X-ray and may include other diagnostic procedures.
It is suggested that you see your dentist every six months. If there are any issues going on with your gums or teeth, going regularly to the dentist will ensure that they are caught quickly. This will make the treatment less severe which also saves you money.
Many people see the mouth as a completely separate part of the body, but really everything is connected. Many issues can start in the mouth and continue into other parts of the body; some of those issues include dementia and heart disease. Cleanings are an essential part of keeping your mouth and the rest of your body disease-free.
A lot can happen during a dental cleaning depending on what the hygienist and dentist find. First, we will review your medical history to ensure that there is nothing alarming. Second, we will evaluate your gum tissue and screen you for oral cancer. We will also check on your biting, chewing, and swallowing patterns to ensure that everything is healthy. Lastly, we will examine your teeth and see if there is any indication of decay.
If you have any questions about dental exams and cleanings, we are happy to answer any questions and also schedule you an appointment. Contact us today at (425) 337-1000.