Dental Exams & Cleanings

Dental Exams & Cleanings

When you come to the dentist’s office for your biannual visit, we will provide many services to help keep your oral health in check. We’re proud to help patients like you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile with dental exams and cleanings.

What Happens During a Dental Exam?

Dental exams typically happen before a professional cleaning. Your dental hygienist will take a physical examination of your entire mouth to make sure nothing is out of the ordinary. They will use a small mirror to check for signs of gingivitis or other concerns. During the dental exam, we look at your teeth and around your gums.

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

A gentle dental cleaning can freshen your breath and remove built-up plaque from your teeth. First, a hygienist will use a scraping tool to remove plaque and tartar from around the gum line. Next, they will use a gritty toothpaste and a high-powered electric toothbrush to gently scrub your teeth and remove any tartar that’s been left behind.

Your hygienist will also floss your teeth and rinse your mouth to eliminate any debris. Getting this professional cleaning done twice a year can ensure your mouth is as healthy as can be.

Benefits of Exams and Cleanings

Dental exams and cleanings are important parts of your routine visits. These treatments professionally clean your teeth and gums and prevent other issues like decay from occurring.

Other advantages include:

  • Early detection of diseases
  • Disease prevention
  • Addresses minor issues quickly
  • A chance to learn proper oral hygiene techniques

Ensure Optimal Oral Health with Dental Exams and Cleanings!

Thanks to our incredible staff and state-of-the-art technology, La Cantera Dental Group can provide quality services for all patients. If you need to schedule an appointment for an exam and cleaning at one of our offices, please give us a call today! We have one location on La Cantera Pkwy and another at the Park Oaks Center.

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