What are Dental Exams and Cleanings?
Dental exams check for dental problems that can compromise the health and overall wellness of your teeth and gum tissue. Cleanings are done to remove hardened plaque, tartar and stains. This improve the look and quality of the teeth and gums. Both dental exams and teeth cleanings should be performed every six months as part of your preventative dental care. A healthy mouth is very important to the rest of your overall health and well-being.
Why do you need Dental Cleanings and Exams?
The reason you need to have dental exams and cleanings done is because they are a basic part of a healthier mouth. Dental exams can check for things such as:
- Gingivitis and gum disease
- Loose fillings, crowns and bridge work
- Oral cancer
Teeth Cleanings are crucial because even the best at-home care cannot get rid of built-up tartar and calculus (hardened plaque). If left on the teeth, this buildup can irritate the gums and cause gingivitis, gum disease and tooth decay. Exams and cleanings are important for every member of the family.
What makes you a good candidate for Dental Exams and Cleanings?
Everyone is a good candidate for dental exams and cleanings. Even if you have a full set of dentures, you should still visit the office regularly for checkups. Talk to Dr. Nugent about upgrading to Dental Implant Dentures. Exams can help to put a stop to problems before they are allowed to get worse. Cleanings help to get rid of plaque, stains and tartar for brighter teeth and fresher breath.
What happens during the procedure for Dental Exams and Cleanings?
First, you will come into the office and have a series of x-rays taken. The x-rays are vital to diagnose problems that are underneath the surface of the teeth and gums. Then, you will receive a complete cleaning done by one our awesome and gentle hygienists. Next, Dr. Nugent will come in and perform an examination. You will be told if there are any problems present and what the best course of action is to take to correct the situation. The exam and cleaning are done in an hour.
If you are past due for your dental exam or cleaning, contact our office at 713-941-8261 so that one of our helpful staff members can better assist you.