The importance of your exam and cleaning
The most basic dental appointment is also the most necessary: This is the bi-annual checkup and clean. Routine exams and cleanings create a strong base for your oral health. Keeping up with these appointments will help you maintain exceptional oral health and avoid disease or decay.
Dental exams are typically quick and easy. You’ll spend about 45 minutes to an hour at the office for a routine exam with your dentist!
At the exam, we will be checking your teeth with a few “bite downs” and “open wides”. The process of looking for any dental issues is rather straightforward. Depending on your case, the dentist might also want to do a quick set of X-rays as well.
The cleaning portion of the exam is more effective than any toothbrush. Following the removal of plaque and tartar, your dentist will conduct the deepest clean possible, using a high-powered electric brush. Your dentist will then floss your teeth for you and will finish off the session with a fluoride treatment that protects teeth against cavities for months on end. You will leave the dentist’s office not only looking sharp but also feeling fresh.