Preventive care, like comprehensive dental exams and cleanings, keep your smile healthy and looking its best. Visiting the dentist every six months for a professional cleaning shortens the length of time each cleaning takes while also helping you save money by preventing the need for more expensive dental procedures.
Professional cleanings help prevent tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease. Dental cleanings also help keep your teeth whiter because thorough cleanings help reduce stains caused by the foods and drinks you consume.
During each exam and cleaning appointment, your dentist conducts a physical exam of your teeth and gums. Early detection of oral complications is the key to managing dental problems affordably and maintaining the health of your teeth.
The dentist checks your gums and teeth for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, or other oral health problems during a dental exam. The William Lessne, D.D.S. & Bilal Chaudhry D.D.S.s team performs oral cancer screenings and may take digital X-rays to get a better look at what’s happening in areas of your mouth that the naked eye can’t see.
If there are cavities or other problems, your dentist customizes a treatment plan to fix them.
During a professional cleaning, the dental hygienist cleans and explores the surface of your teeth to look for cavities or problems with existing fillings. The hygienist also checks your gums with a periodontal exam to ensure you don’t have periodontal disease or bone loss.
Your hygienist cleans your teeth thoroughly to remove tartar buildup from the teeth and gum line, flosses between your teeth, and polishes the teeth to remove stains.
The American Dental Association recommends you visit your dentist for preventive care once every six months. If you have a history of periodontal disease or other health problems, our team may recommend professional cleanings more often to help prevent recurrent infections or diseases.
If it’s been more than six months since your last dental exam and cleaning, call William Lessne, D.D.S. & Bilal Chaudhry D.D.S.s, or schedule an appointment online today.