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Preventing dental health problems before they start is essential to avoid any serious problems that can arise. We advise brushing and flossing daily, and while daily cleaning goes a long way toward preserving and supporting your overall oral health, professional dental cleanings and examinations are still very important. If it’s time to schedule your routine dental cleaning, call us today!
Regular Dental Cleanings Twice a Year
Visiting a dentist every six months is the most recommended practice for maintaining your dental health. For those dealing with dental issues such as gum disease, you may need more regularly scheduled visits to help prevent your condition from worsening. Periodontal patients typically need cleanings every three months.
There are many benefits to regular dental visits:
- Prevention of oral health issues
- Maintaining a healthy smile
- Keeping teeth stain-free
- Spending less time in the dental chair
- Keeping your natural teeth for the duration of your life
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What happens during a dental cleaning?
Our highly-trained dental hygienists typically perform a thorough and comprehensive dental cleaning service. The hygienist will use an array of dental tools to remove the tartar buildup from your teeth. If you have been maintaining your daily brushing and flossing schedule, this process is typically very fast and simple. Next, the hygienist will scrub your teeth, floss your teeth, and in some cases administer a fluoride treatment.
If your hygienist finds any cause for concern, the dentist will be called in for a consult and a plan of action will be created. In many cases, simply adjusting brushing and flossing habits is enough to remedy any problems. In other cases, your dentist might schedule an appointment within a couple of months, to reevaluate any potential problems.
Annual Comprehensive Exam
Beyond regular cleanings with the dental hygienist, you you should schedule a comprehensive dental exam at least once a year. During this type of exam, your dentist will carefully examine your teeth and gums, looking for any signs of disease, infection, or dental problems. X-rays should also be taken once a year to uncover any issues, like impacted teeth, that may not be otherwise detectable. Feel free to ask any question about daily hygiene or new technology during this exam; our dentists are dedicated to helping you learn how to maintain your oral hygiene!
Some of our patients have severe anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. We understand that even a routine dental checkup and cleaning can be uncomfortable, so be sure to let us know, as we have options to assist you in feeling relaxed and at ease.
Don’t delay scheduling your annual exam and professional dental cleanings and checkups. Contact Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry today – You will leave the office with a clean and happy mouth.Back to General Dentistry