Dental cleanings and examinations are fundamental components of your oral health care. This routine preventive care plays a vital role in preserving the wellbeing of your smile, working to help you avoid problems like cavities and gum disease so you can continue to enjoy the benefits of a healthy mouth and smile.
When you receive a dental cleaning and exam, our dentist and team will take the following steps:
- Plaque and Tartar Removal: We meticulously clean your teeth to eliminate plaque and tartar, also known as dental calculus. The removal of these deposits is vital to averting tooth decay and periodontal disease. An ultrasonic scaler may be used to ensure the most thorough and gentle cleaning possible.
- Flossing and Polishing: We will expertly floss your teeth to clean between them before polishing your teeth to ensure you leave with a healthy and radiant smile.
- Comprehensive Dental Examination: Our dentist will conduct a thorough evaluation of your smile to identify any potential problems which may be developing. X-rays may be taken as part of this exam.
Following your exam, Dr. Shelly Mixson will discuss her findings with you, along with any additional treatments or changes to your oral hygiene regimen at home which may be recommended. We will take the time to help you understand your oral health and treatment options so you can make informed decisions regarding your care.
We strongly recommend a biannual schedule of dental visits, spaced approximately every six months, for routine cleanings and examinations. Should your circumstances warrant more frequent appointments or if you encounter a dental emergency, discomfort or injury, we invite you to call as soon as possible so our dentist and team can address your needs and help you regain your oral health and smile.
To schedule an appointment and learn more about dental cleanings and exams in Atlanta, Georgia, contact Gentle Smiles Dental at 770-455-6602 today. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to care for your smile and provide you with the exceptional care it deserves.