Maintaining a bright and healthy smile that’s worthy of showing off comes down to more than just your daily brushing and flossing regimen. Routine dental exams and cleanings are essential to proper long-term oral care. Dental exams and cleanings can be performed during separate appointments, but they may also be done in one visit. Here we’ll review what you can expect at both.
At OASIS Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics in Houston, you’ll be greeted and checked in by our friendly front-desk staff. If you have any questions about your payment options, insurance coverage, or fees, our team will be happy to discuss this with you upon check-in.
A team member will escort you to one of our state-of-the-art exam rooms, which you’ll find to be both comfortable and peaceful.
At the start of your dental exam, Dr. Arthur will review your current complaints (if any), pertinent medical history, and inquire about medications you’re on. Then, she will perform an oral examination.
They’ll be evaluating not just your general oral health, but also your oral hygiene habits.
A few other things Dr. Arthur will be looking for include:
X-rays may also be taken if further procedures are recommended, and a plan for treatment will be established. Additionally, your dentist will advise you of the proper techniques to apply for high-quality at-home mouthcare.
For the best teeth and gum health, most dental professionals recommend a standard cleaning procedure once every six months. A deeper clean might be necessary if this recommendation is neglected. Cleanings are proven to be effective in preventing oral health issues such as gum disease and cavities.
Cleanings are performed by one of our highly qualified dental hygienists. First, they will effectively remove stains and deposits on your teeth, and then they’ll address any tartar build-up. Finally, your hygienist will polish your freshly cleaned pearly whites for a brighter, cleaner smile.
Whether you need a regular checkup or a cleaning, visit our dental office at OASIS Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics. We provide the best dental care in Houston.