Dental Cleanings and Exams
East Wenatchee, WA
Regular cleaning is a vital part of your dental hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing every day are important, but by themselves they are not sufficient to keep your mouth healthy. You need to have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months at the very least; during this cleaning, we can perform any necessary exams and X-rays to ensure that your smile stays healthy and happy.
Professional Cleaning is Important
It is not enough to brush and floss regularly. Remember that your teeth extend down below your gum line and into your jawbone. Bacteria, plaque, and tartar can collect and form below the gum line where you cannot see it. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to gum disease, infections, cavities, and tooth loss.
Going to your dental health care professional on a regular basis for a deep cleaning will help ensure that you keep your teeth healthy and free of infection. Your dentist uses a procedure called planing and scaling to clean your teeth below the gum line where your toothbrush cannot reach. Regular cleanings are important to prevent buildup in this area.
Dental Exams Matter
In addition to cleaning, you need to have a dental exam performed on a regular basis. This allows your dental health professional to identify and note any spots where trouble may be developing. A dental exam lets us see if your teeth are wearing unevenly, have problem spots, or may be cracked or otherwise damaged. It also lets us detect the early stages of oral cancer so it can be removed before it develops into something more serious. When oral cancer is caught early, it is almost always treatable and curable.
X-rays Are an Important Part of Your Dental Health Care Routine
Simply brushing, flossing, and having your teeth regularly cleaned and examined is still not enough. Sometimes, you can develop hidden infections or cavities in areas that cannot be seen by the naked eye. We use highly sophisticated X-ray equipment to look inside your teeth and below the gum line for any problematic areas.
X-rays are a perfectly safe part of your dental health care routine. Some people are afraid of them because of the idea of radiation; however, the amount of radiation emitted by today’s X-ray equipment is extremely low, and you can rest assured that the process is safe. We will take a few images of your teeth, and then be able to show you any problem areas on the screens so you can see what we see for yourself.
We Are Here to Help with All Your Dental Health Needs!
At Johnson Family Dental, we pride ourselves on our happy and satisfied patients. We know that your dental health – and that of your family – is important to you. So we work hard to help keep your mouth healthy and your smile happy.
If you have any questions whatsoever about your dental health, we want to spend some time with you talking it over and making sure you are educated on the matter. From sleep apnea to wisdom teeth, we are here to help. Give us a call today, or drop by our office, and let’s get to know each other.
We look forward to helping you and your family maintain a healthy and happy smile for years to come. Come see us, and you will see for yourself why we have earned a reputation for friendly, reliable dentistry.