Regular dental exams and cleanings are like the superheroes of oral health. They don’t just keep your teeth and gums in top shape but also act as early warning systems, spotting and tackling potential issues before they become big problems. No matter your mouth’s condition, these routine visits can save both your smile and money in the long run, making them a must for a healthy, happy mouth.
A new patient exam, often referred to as a comprehensive exam, involves a thorough oral assessment that considers both your medical and dental history. This examination sets the foundation for understanding your oral health, enabling the dentist to create a customized treatment plan to meet your specific needs and ensure a healthy smile for years to come.
A dental cleaning is a professional dental procedure performed by a dental hygienist. It involves the removal of plaque (sticky film) and tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth, resulting in a smoother, shinier surface. Additionally, a protective treatment (fluoride) may be applied to strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.
A positive dental experience is important especially if it’s your child’s first visit. Early dental care ensures the healthy development of teeth and in creating good dental hygiene habits. We recommend your child visits Dr. Dennis shortly after their first birthday or 6 months after their first tooth eruption.
If your child is under 2 years old and it’s their first visit to the dentist, schedule their complimentary appointment!
For most, it’s recommended that you see Dr. Dennis every six months for a check-up and cleaning. However, how often you need to go will vary depending on your oral health. Dr. Dennis and your hygienist will let you know how often to come in based on your specific needs. Regular check-ups help prevent dental issues and keep your smile healthy.
Dental cleanings are essential for maintaining oral health and are typically recommended every six months, although your hygienist may suggest a different schedule tailored to your specific needs.