Checkup &


Cleaning and checkups can help to maintain oral health. Dental cleaning is recommended accorded to the oral health condition of the patient.

Dental cleaning helps to maintain plaque removal from the gum area prolonging the health of the gums.

Dental health is maintained longer when regular care is provided to assess and treat cavities and prolong gum health. Ex ray examinations are done at the dental health practitioner’s discretion to manage cavities and assess treatment plans. Regular dental care can help a patient to maintain oral health with regular brushing, flossing and a good diet.

A dental checkup and cleaning, also known as a dental examination is a preventive measure to maintain oral health and detect any potential dental issues early on. This regular visit to the dentist is recommended for individuals of all ages, typically every six months, although the frequency may vary based on individual needs and the dentist’s recommendations.

Here’s what generally happens during a dental checkup and cleaning:

Medical History Review: The dental visit often begins with a review of the patient’s medical history and any changes since the last visit. It’s important for the dentist to be aware of any new medications, medical conditions, or concerns that may impact oral health.

Dental Cleaning: A dental hygienist will perform a professional cleaning. This involves the removal of plaque and tartar from the teeth including below the gums using special tools. The process helps prevent gum disease and cavities. Polishing is the smoothing of tooth surfaces to remove stains and make it more difficult for plaque to accumulate.

Examination: The dentist will conduct a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. This includes checking for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other dental issues. X-rays may be taken to detect problems not visible during a visual examination.

Gum Measurement: Periodontal (gum) health is assessed by measuring the depth of spaces between the teeth and gums (periodontal pockets). This helps identify gum disease.

Oral Cancer Screening: The dentist will check for signs of oral cancer by examining the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any unusual changes.

Discussion and Education: The dentist and hygienist will discuss the findings of the examination, provide oral hygiene recommendations, and answer any questions or concerns the patient may have. This may include guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques, dietary advice, and other preventive measures.

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are crucial for maintaining good oral health, preventing dental problems, and addressing issues early on when they are often easier and less expensive to treat. It’s also an opportunity for individuals to receive personalized oral care guidance and education to support their overall well-being.

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