In order to achieve and maintain optimal oral health, you need to go to the dentist every six months for a professional dental cleaning and preventative dental exam as well. Both dental cleanings and exams are the key to preventing oral health problems from occurring, catching oral health problems when they do arise, and keeping your smile sparkling and fresh.
What Can I Expect During My Dental Cleaning?
During your professional dental cleaning, your dentist and hygienist will remove any harmful plaque, tartar build-up, and unsightly surface stains from your teeth. All of this will help the aesthetics of your smile and put a stop to tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health issues.
What Can I Expect During My Dental Exam?
In addition to professional dental cleanings, preventative dental exams are also a necessary part of a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. During your preventative dental examination, your dentist and hygienist will:
- Evaluate your overall oral health.
- Check for any issues with your bite and jaw.
- Check existing tooth restorations.
- Review oral hygiene methods and habits.
- Assess your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.
- Take dental x-rays, if needed.
When was the last time you’ve receive a dental cleaning or exam? If it’s been six months or more, it’s time to schedule your appointment at Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach today!