At Sunshine Family Dental, we believe that dental cleanings and exams are essential components of maintaining good oral health. Regular dental checkups and cleanings can help identify and prevent dental problems before they become more serious, ensuring that you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
Why Are Dental Cleanings and Exams Important?
Dental cleanings and exams are important for several reasons:
- Preventative Care: Regular dental checkups and cleanings can help prevent the onset of dental problems like cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. By identifying and treating dental problems early, you can avoid more serious dental issues in the future.
- Early Detection of Dental Issues: During a dental exam, your dentist can identify potential dental problems and recommend appropriate treatment options, helping to prevent more serious dental issues in the future.
- Professional Teeth Cleaning: A professional teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar buildup that can cause cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Regular cleanings can help prevent these issues and maintain good oral health.
What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning and Exam
During a dental cleaning and exam, our dental team will perform a comprehensive oral exam, including a visual examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth. We may also take x-rays to identify any potential dental problems not visible during the visual exam.
Following the oral exam, our dental team will perform a professional teeth cleaning, removing plaque and tartar buildup and polishing your teeth. We may also provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants, depending on your individual needs.
Maintaining Good Oral Health at Home
In addition to regular dental checkups and cleanings, it is important to practice good oral hygiene habits at home. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes and flossing daily. You may also want to consider using an antiseptic mouthwash to help kill bacteria that can cause gum disease and other oral health issues.