Dental Cleanings, Exams and X-rays
Dental CleaningsDo not forget to add dental cleaning to your spring cleaning list this year! Regular dental cleanings are just as important in maintaining optimal gum and tooth health as daily flossing and brushing. It is recommended that you undergo a routine dental cleaning every six months. This will not only reinforce your daily efforts to keep your smile bright and healthy, but it will also allow your dentist the opportunity to examine any areas of your mouth that may need attention. At which point treatment may be recommended to prevent further issue.
During your dental cleaning your we will provide you with preventative and diagnostic services as well as answer any questions you may have in regards to your oral health. Furthermore, you can expect to receive any necessary educational information needed to help better you overall oral standing.
What to Expect at Your CleaningAt your cleaning Dr. Clark will, with the use of specialized equipment and training:
|•||Remove tartar buildup - Tartar is the result of plaque and calculus that have been allowed to harden on the tooths surface that require special tools and procedures to remove. If during this process, your dentist finds tartar below the gum line this may be an indication of gum disease and further investigation may be necessary.|
|•||Remove plaque buildup - Plaque is a result of bacteria on the teeth, which collects over time and causes tooth decay, gingivitis and/or gum disease.|
|•||Remove surface stains - Your dentist will polish the surface of the teeth to remove any stains that may be present.|
If you have a history of gum disease or periodontal treatments, you may require a deeper clean. Prior to your dental cleaning Dr. Clark will review your history to ensure that you receive the necessary treatment right for you.
Dental ExamsVisiting Clark Family Dentistry for your required routine dental cleanings will give Dr. Clark the opportunity to detect and prevent any oral health issues that might be present before they manifest into something more severe. These routine visits should help to identify any issues while they are minor or before they become too serious. If left untreated, these minor dental issues that before would have been a simple, inexpensive and quick fix could then become complex, costly and time consuming to get under control.
What To Expect At Your Dental ExamAt your regular dental exam, you can expect the following:
|•||Visual evaluation on tooth decay|
|•||Oral Cancer screening|
|•||Periodontal gum disease screening|
|•||Measurement of gum pockets|
|•||X-Ray to detect problems within the teeth as well as below the gums, that would otherwise be hidden|
Dental X-RaysDental x-rays (radiographs) are a vital tool used by dentists as a crucial means by which to detect dental issues. With the use of X-rays Dr. Clark can detect issues even before they have become a problem. This preventative measure is a primary resource to save you money and time in the long wrong on expensive, problematic and time-consuming dental procedures.
Purpose of X-RaysDental x-rays are useful in detecting the following:
|•||Teeth that are still coming in|
Give us a call today at (541) 604-2900 to schedule your cleaning exam today!