Dental Exam and Cleaning
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Every patient should have regular dental exams and cleanings. Exams can detect problems early on. For instance, tooth decay and signs of oral cancer can be caught in the earliest stages. Thorough routine cleanings also remove plaque and tartar build-up before they can cause problems.
Learn more about dental exams and cleanings and contact Waban Dental Group today.
Dental exams are often recommended to be maintained every 6 months. During the exam, your dentist carefully inspects your teeth, gums, and mouth structure. Essentially, they are checking for signs of tooth decay, infection, gum disease, and oral cancer. During some exams, X-rays are recommended to better understand your oral health.
Dental X-rays are safe and effective for detecting underlying issues and understanding the mouth structure. For example, tooth decay, periodontal disease, bone loss, and more are shown in the images.
Those concerned about dental X-rays are encouraged to speak with their dentist. We would be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.
After your dentist has examined your oral health, he or she will discuss any findings and recommend treatments such as dental cleaning.
A dental hygienist is specially trained to deep clean your teeth. Even with a great dental health routine, plaque and tartar can build up along your teeth and gum line. In short, the hygienist uses a scaling tool and small mirror to remove the build-up.
Once your teeth are clean, they will be polished using a gritty paste and a high powered brush. This buffs the surface of your teeth to remove any remaining plaque and tartar. Once complete, you will be asked to rinse your mouth.
Why Should I Maintain My Dental Appointments?
Tooth decay is caused by the build-up of tartar and plaque. Even the best flossing and brushing will not remove all of the build-up. Regular cleaning is necessary to avoid cavities and gum disease. Exams can detect problems at the earliest stages. Overall, prevention is the best form of treatment. This approach will save you money on extensive dental repairs.
How Can I Prevent Plaque and Tartar Buildup?
You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss every day. Maintain a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Lastly, maintain your dental visits as well.
Contact Us Today
Waban Dental Group offers dental exams and cleanings to patients of all ages. Learn more with a consultation today. We happily accept new patients and many insurances. Likewise, we offer an array of dental services that include pediatric, orthodontic, general, and cosmetic dentistry. Saturday appointments are available too! We look forward to meeting you.