Dental Exams & Cleanings

WHAT ARE DENTAL EXAMS & CLEANINGS?

Exams and cleanings are a necessary part of keeping your teeth healthy.  Exams give us a chance to find minor issues before they can get worse.  Cleanings are performed by licensed and highly trained hygienists who work tirelessly to remove tartar and staining from your teeth.

WHY ARE EXAMS & CLEANINGS NEEDED?

If you continually fail to visit the dental office, minor problems can get worse.  This could result in the need for more extensive work.  Our goal is to provide you with the preventative care that you need without it being inconvenient to you.  Exams and cleanings work together to keep your smile looking and feeling its best.

What Are Dental Exams & Cleanings
Why Are Dental Exams & Cleanings Needed

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SEE THE DENTIST?

This is a question everyone asks.  We advise our patients to come into the office at least twice a year for a cleaning and exam.  If a deep cleaning is recommended, we recommend three to four times a year.  This gives us a chance to monitor for any changes that have taken place in the past few months.  It’s never too early to bring your kids in for their first dental visit.  And it’s never too late to take charge of the health of your smile.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING DENTAL EXAMS & CLEANINGS?

Our hygienist professionally cleans your teeth with special dental instruments.  Tartar, which is a hard and chalky buildup that occurs on the teeth, will be removed. The hygienist will then floss and carefully polish your teeth.  After the hygienist finishes, Dr. Urich comes in and performs an examination.  He looks at your teeth for decay (cavities), oral cancer and any problems with restorations you currently have in your mouth. These appointments typically take less than an hour.  Call us today to schedule an appointment for a professional cleaning and exam.  858-350-9977.