Preventative care is the foundation of dentistry. Dental cleanings and thorough exams give us a chance to check your oral health on a regular basis. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist regularly, the number of annual check-ups you need depends on your dental condition. For most patients we recommend every 6 months, for full cleanings, examinations, necessary xrays, and consultations for potential treatment. Considering age, past dental procedures, dental diseases and conditions, and other situations that affect your current dental health we may suggest more frequent cleanings.
Professional dental cleanings help remove built-up plaque that is not removable using conventional brushing and flossing. Often, the dentist is capable of identifying potential problems that the patient is not yet able to see or feel. When you maintain regular preventative dental appointments, you can stave off decay and gum disease, as well as identify the beginnings of oral health problems before they become severe. Your dental hygienist will provide you with oral hygiene instruction to help you maintain the most optimum dental health.
Dental examinations help us identify and diagnose a variety of dental conditions, such as cavities, oral cancer, and gum disease. Dr. Green and Dr. Esham give a full and complete exam on every patient, at every dental cleaning, every time.