Dental Examination and Teeth Cleaning
Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
Dental examinations and teeth cleanings are essential to maintain the health and function of your teeth and gums. Accordingly, prioritize these appointments to help reduce or eliminate your risk of oral disease. You should visit our Exton office every six months for your routine check-up.
A risk reducing dental care routine
Your dental examination provides a comprehensive check-up of your teeth and gums. We recommend that you schedule you and your family’s appointment with our Exton dental office a minimum of two times per year (once every six months), or as our dentist recommends.
Support for your at-home dental care
Even if you floss daily and brush your teeth twice a day, a professional teeth cleaning is still necessary, and we recommend it to be done at least twice a year. Food particles build up and turn into plaque in the hard to reach areas of our teeth.
A teeth cleaning is part of a routine dental exam. Dental examinations are usually performed by both a dentist and a dental hygienist. A dentist is a doctor specially trained to care for teeth and gums. A dental hygienist is a health care professional trained to clean teeth and help patients maintain good oral health habits.
Your dentist or dental hygienist will perform the teeth cleaning. This involves removing the tartar that develops in areas difficult to reach with routine daily brushing.
During the cleaning process they use various instruments to perform a professional deep clean. These procedures remove hard and soft deposits which help prevent gum disease and cavities.
Daily flossing and brushing help prevent unscheduled visits to the dentist when you combine them with annual dental exams and dental teeth cleanings every 6 months. Also, a healthy diet is important for avoiding tarter build-up, cavities and gum disease.
Why regular dental cleanings are important:
- Help prevent bad breath
- Maintain a bright and white smile
- Help prevent gum disease
- Detect dental problems early
- Detect oral cancer early
- Maintain good physical health