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 awhile since your last dental appointment, we offer care in a judgement-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.
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.
No Insurance? No Problem!
The Alsbury Smile Protection Plan
The Alsbury Dental team offers patients two dental assistance plans under our Alsbury Smile Protection Plan. We designed this in order to provide our patients and their families who don’t have dental insurance with the option to get the affordable care for one low price!