Dental Exams & Cleanings

What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?

Exams allow us to check for problems before they’re allowed to get worse. Cleanings are essential in removing tartar, stains, and buildup while caring for the health of your gums. You should be having cleanings and exams done every six months as part of a solid, comprehensive preventative care routine. Even if it’s been a while since your last dental appointment, we offer care in a judgment-free, warm and inviting atmosphere.

Why are Dental Exams & Cleanings needed?

If you fail to come into the office for a routine cleaning and exam, tartar will continue to buildup on your teeth, causing issues with tooth decay and gum inflammation. Minor problems will eventually become more severe, requiring more extensive work to treat. Regardless of how long it’s been since your last dental appointment, we look forward to you coming in and taking a proactive approach to the health of your smile.

dentist in Burleson with a patient during their dental exam and cleaning treatment
our skilled dentist in Burleson, doing dental cleanings and exams on a patient

Who is a good candidate for Dental Exams & Cleanings?

Every member of your family is a good candidate for an exam and cleaning. In fact, we often recommend that infants and toddlers as young as one year old come in for their first dental appointment. From there, it’s advised that patients come in every six months to keep up with the health of their teeth. By caring for your teeth and finding problems before they’re able to get worse, you’re able to maintain a full and healthy smile for life.

What can you expect with Dental Exams & Cleanings?

To begin, our hygienist will perform a cleaning on your teeth to remove built-up tartar and stains. The hygienist will then polish and floss your teeth before checking your gums. The gums are carefully measured to check for pocketing, which could be a sign of gingivitis and gum disease. The doctor then comes in and performs an examination to determine if any additional work is needed. We will create a treatment plan if you are going to need other work done in the future.

If you think you might need a dental exam and cleaning, call our office today and we can further assist you.

Our family dentist in Burleson with a patient performing dental exams & cleanings on a patient
elderly woman smiling after discovering our dental insurance plan in Burleson

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We have Special Plans

The Alsbury Dental team offers patients several dental assistance plans under our Specials