Teeth Cleaning & Dental Checkups

There are many ways you can play an active role in maintaining your oral health. Having your teeth cleaned in our office every six months is an excellent place to start. The dentist will identify plaque and problem areas before thoroughly cleaning your teeth, providing you with information to sustain a happy, healthy smile.

Why is it important to have consistent teeth cleanings and checkups?

Routine checkups are an essential part of proper oral hygiene. Some of the benefits of regular teeth cleanings include:

  • Healthier bones and gums.
  • Longer lasting teeth.
  • Early detection and treatment of cancer and other oral health conditions.
  • Beautiful, healthy smiles.

What happens when we miss teeth cleanings?

Failure to keep up on proper oral hygiene can lead to:

  • An impaired ability to eat and digest foods, leading to nutritional and systemic problems.
  • Bad breath, resulting from advancing periodontal disease and/or rotting food particles.
  • Negative effects on cardiovascular well-being and overall health.
  • Gum infection and gangrene.

What to Expect at Your First Checkup

A woman receiving a dental check up after her teeth cleaningWe take pride in getting to know each of our patients, tailoring treatments to the health needs and goals of every individual. Here’s what to expect the first time you come to our office:

  • Dental History
  • Digital X-rays
  • Oral Screening and Teeth Exams
  • Gum Evaluation and Teeth Cleanings
  • Oral Hygiene Habits