Lewis Center Comprehensive Exams and Teeth Cleanings
Regular, six-month appointments for hygiene and comprehensive exams from Dr. Gavin are critical for your long-term oral health. By cleaning and examining your teeth, the team at Olentangy Modern Dental can prevent common issues like tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease, and ensure that your mouth is healthy.
What To Expect From A Teeth Cleaning
Teeth cleanings are performed by dental hygienists and the process begins with a quick exam to determine if there are any serious oral health issues that may prevent the cleaning from being conducted properly. Your cleaning will begin with the removal of plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. Using specialized dental tools, your hygienist will clean between your teeth and gums, and remove tartar buildup. This helps prevent gum disease and keeps your smile looking great.
After this, your hygienist will begin brushing your teeth using a special, gritty toothpaste and a high-powered brush. This toothpaste will help buff away bacteria and plaque, and leave your teeth bright, shiny and clean.
The final step of teeth cleaning is usually flossing. Your hygienist will floss between each one of your teeth, removing plaque and bacteria. Then, your hygiene appointment will be complete, and it will be time for your oral exam.
Comprehensive Oral Exams – The Key To Preventative Dentistry
Your hygienist will discuss any potential issues with your mouth with Dr. Gavin. Then, she will come in and perform a comprehensive oral exam. She will look for signs of tooth decay and gum disease, and evaluate the overall health of your teeth, gums, roots, and oral tissue. X-rays and imaging may be recommended to look for hidden dental issues that may not be immediately visible.
The Benefits Of Regular Hygiene Appointments And Comprehensive Exams
Here are a few reasons to make sure you keep up with preventive care and regular hygiene appointments:
The primary benefit of regular visits to the dentist is that they enable your dentist to recognize oral issues like tooth decay or gum disease before they become severe and require restorative treatment.
Oral exams and teeth cleanings are very affordable and are often covered by your dental plan. In contrast, neglecting preventive care can result in expensive, inconvenient dental work. Coming in for an appointment every six months can save you time and money.
After your teeth cleaning, your gums and teeth will be clean and bright and you’ll feel great about your smile.
Schedule Your Next Consultation Today!
Whether it has been six years or six months since your last exam, contact Olentangy Modern Dental today to schedule your next appointment! We’re always accepting new patients, so you can get the dental care you need right away. To book your visit, give us a call at (740) 200-5100, or visit our office in person at 7100 Graphics Way, Suite 3800, Lewis Center, OH 43035.