Dental Cleaning Services and Dental Checkups
Lifetime Dental offers high-quality dental checkups and dental cleaning services to keep your smile healthy. You should have a dental checkup and cleaning every six months to ensure excellent oral health.
Dental Checkup Procedure
When you go in for your dental checkup, you can expect your dentist to look at your teeth and gums to determine if there are any cavities, decayed or decaying teeth, or signs of gum disease. Your dentist may take x-rays depending on how long it has been since your last set of x-rays, your risk factors, and any symptoms you may be experiencing. Your dentist will also check your gums for pocketing (spaces where plaque and tartar can build up), and they may also recommend an oral cancer screening to check for any of the subtle early signs .
Teeth Cleaning Procedure
When you come in for a dental cleaning, your dentist or a dental hygienist will use special tools to scrape between your teeth and below the gumline, removing tartar and plaque, which can cause gum disease. Your dentist may polish and floss your teeth as well, depending on what is needed. If your checkup showed that your gums are pocketing, you may also need a dental deep cleaning procedure, which may take a little longer, and may require an additional visit, but it will kick-start your gums’ healing process.
Ready to take a step towards maintaining good oral health? Find a Lifetime Dental location near you or contact us online to schedule a dental checkup and cleaning appointment today. We’ll make sure you leave with a cleaner, healthier smile.