Professional Dental Exams and Cleanings for a Healthy, Confident Smile
Brushing and flossing teeth is your first line of defense in fighting gum disease, bad breath, and tooth decay. However, these at-home dental care practices aren’t sufficient on their own. You need the help of a dentist to mount an all-rounded defense against oral challenges. In light of this, book an appointment with Granite Bay Dentistry every six months for routine dental exams and cleanings.
What to expect during a dental exam
Routine dental appointments are pretty straightforward, so you have nothing to worry about. Our hygienist performs a dental exam using physical examinations and dental x-rays. Our dental exams aim at looking for signs of:
- Gum disease
- Oral cancer
- Bite misalignment
- Failing dental appliances
If we notice any of the above problems, we recommend advanced dental treatment to restore your oral health to its former glory.
Professional dental cleanings
After a comprehensive dental exam, the next step is to clean your gums and teeth. This procedure removes plaque and tartar in tight spots inaccessible by at-home oral care. The procedure involves:
- Plaque and tartar removal: Our hygienist uses a scaler to scrape plaque and tartar from your tooth’s surface and beneath the gum line. We concentrate on the hard-to-reach surfaces of your mouth where plaque is likely to form.
- Polishing: After scraping plaque, we polish your teeth with a gritty toothpaste laced with a flavor of your choice. We use a high-powered toothbrush to ensure this procedure leaves your teeth with a polished look.
- Expert flossing: Our hygienist flosses the areas between your teeth to remove any debris lurking. This is usually a perfect opportunity to learn a thing or two about effective flossing.
The final step is to rinse your mouth and apply fluoride where necessary. Unless you have any dental issues to be attended to, we expect to see you after six months for another dental exam.
Dental Exams & Cleanings in Granite Bay, California, and surrounding areas
Ready for a healthy, confident smile? Please dial (916) 735-4720 to book an appointment with Granite Bay Dentistry for dental exams and cleanings. We serve numerous areas, including Granite Bay, Folsom, Roseville, Loomis, Lincoln, and Rocklin, CA.