Cleanings & Exams
We believe in proactive dental care that puts a strong emphasis on prevention. Regular cleanings and exams are essential components of maintaining optimal oral health and catching potential issues before they become serious. We strive to ensure your appointments are smooth, convenient, and thorough, providing you with the utmost in dental care.
What Happens During Your Cleaning and Exam?
Dental cleanings and exams are routine procedures that maintain the health of your teeth and gums. They involve a professional cleaning by a dental hygienist, followed by an examination by Dr. Ash.
A professional dental cleaning includes removal of tartar and plaque build-up, followed by polishing your teeth to remove stains and further plaque. This thorough cleaning not only keeps your teeth sparkling clean, but it also helps to prevent gum disease and other oral health problems.
Dental exams, on the other hand, allow Dr. Ash to inspect your teeth, gums, and mouth for any signs of issues. This might include tooth decay, gum disease, or early signs of oral cancer. X-rays may also be taken, as recommended by Dr. Ash, to detect any hidden problems.
How Regular Cleanings and Exams Help
Regular cleanings and exams are integral to maintaining a healthy smile for many reasons and are highly recommended.
Reasons why regular cleanings are important:
Prevention of Gum Disease: Professional cleaning helps remove plaque and tartar build-up, which are leading causes of gum disease.
Early Detection of Dental Problems: Regular exams by Dr. Ash can identify potential problems early, like cavities or gum disease, making treatment simpler and more effective.
Oral Cancer Screening: Regular dental exams include screening for oral cancer, a potentially life-threatening condition that can be more effectively treated if detected early.
Maintaining a Bright Smile: Regular cleanings help to remove stains, leaving you with a brighter, whiter smile.
When you come to Waterloo Dental Clinic for your cleaning and exam, we strive to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible.
Your appointment will begin with a thorough cleaning by one of our experienced dental hygienists. They will carefully remove any tartar and plaque build-up and then polish your teeth to a beautiful shine.
Next, Dr. Ash will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth. He may recommend x-rays to ensure a complete understanding of your oral health and to detect any potential issues that may be hidden from the naked eye.