Your dentist may recommend routine exams and cleanings as part of your regular dental care. During these visits, your dentist will examine your teeth for signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Regular dental exams and cleanings can help keep your smile healthy and bright.
What are routine exams and cleanings?
We recommend regular dental visits for preventive care, like checkups and cleanings. These appointments are an excellent way to stay on top of your oral health in between your biannual deep cleanings and examinations. It’s also a great way to prevent oral health issues from developing in the first place! During your routine exam, your dentist will carefully examine your teeth, gums, and mouth for any potential problems. If any issues are discovered, your dentist may recommend additional treatments.
Without an exam, you may not realize that there’s a problem until the issue has become severe. By coming in for regular exams, you can prevent minor issues from becoming major ones that could require more extensive treatment.
What is oral cleaning?
Dental cleaning is a crucial part of maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing gum disease. This will prevent periodontal disease and help to keep your smile healthy and bright for years to come. It’s critical that you keep up with your cleanings because they promote better overall oral health.
During your cleaning, we will remove built-up plaque from the surfaces of your teeth using a manual or electric toothbrush. We will floss between each tooth, as well. This helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. We will also polish away stains. The exam includes a thorough check for signs of decay as well as an analysis of your bite to ensure proper alignment and a balanced facial structure. X-rays may also be taken during your exam to detect any signs of infection below the gum line that cannot be seen by the naked eye. This is especially helpful for patients who are at increased risk for oral cancer. Using diagnostic films, we are able to look for any spots of concern, even if they aren’t always visible to the naked eye.
If it’s been longer than six months since your last checkup and cleaning, contact our office today to schedule your next appointment. We can give you the attention you need while helping you avoid potential issues down the road.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (714)-635-5500 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 50 S Anaheim Blvd Ste. 94, Anaheim, CA 92805.