Exams and Cleanings
At Sapphire Smiles Dental Specialists, we encourage everyone to keep up with their exams and cleanings. You don’t need to feel sick or have dental pain to visit a dentist near you. Keeping up with your exams and cleanings should be a priority regardless of how you feel.
You need to have a reliable dentist that can provide exams and cleanings near you. It’s no surprise that many people don’t like going to the dentist, but these visits are essential to proper dental health. We’ll make sure you’re comfortable and relaxed during exams and cleanings.
Why Is Prevention Important?
During exams and cleanings, we provide routine care. This isn’t like when a patient comes to us with a specific dental issue. Routine dental appointments help prevent dental diseases and keep teeth in good shape. It’s important that patients understand the importance of preventive dental care and maintaining routine dental visits.
When dental problems occur, they’re usually irreversible, and teeth are weakened permanently. Repairing teeth or replacing them consumes time and money. It’s also difficult to restore your natural teeth to their original condition. During exams and cleanings, we do our best to keep your teeth as healthy as possible for a long time.
Exams and Cleanings
The first step is to ask you a few questions. We’ll check to see if you’re experiencing any dental problems. Next, we’ll inspect your teeth with our naked eyes and with the help of our tools. If anything irregular is seen, we’ll investigate it further. Sometimes, we might find very small cavities. Treating them at this stage is optimal because it keeps them from growing and causing additional problems.
We’ll then proceed to clean your teeth. The aim of cleaning your teeth is to remove aggregates like plaque and tartar. If left to grow and harden, these collections will become harder to remove and can lead to gingivitis or other dental problems. Removing them regularly will keep your teeth clean and fresh. Patients should visit us twice a year for exams and cleanings.