When you visit for a routine dental exam and cleaning, you can expect a quick, non-invasive appointment that typically lasts less than an hour. If it is your first time visiting the dentist, the focus will be on creating a long-term treatment and prevention plan to avoid future restorative services.
What to Expect at a Dental Cleaning
During your visit, the dental staff will discuss your oral health, including any concerns you may have, as well as your goals for your smile. They will then conduct an oral examination, which may include dental x-rays if necessary, to assess your oral health.
The cleaning process involves removing plaque and tartar, which can build up over time and damage your teeth and gums. This process is called scaling and is safe and non-invasive.
After the cleaning, the dental staff will work with you to create a treatment plan if necessary. If you are already in good oral health and happy with your smile, the focus will be on prevention through good oral hygiene practices.
Tips on Caring for Your Smile
The dental staff may also provide you with tips on how to care for your smile between visits, including protecting against bruxism and dental trauma.
If you are looking for a dental practice that offers routine exams and cleanings, our office has available times for you to schedule a visit. We are dedicated to addressing any concerns you may have and providing the services you need or desire to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.