Dental Exams and Cleanings

Dental Exams and Cleanings at AJS Dental

Dental exams and cleanings are important factors when it comes to maintaining your oral health. Without regular dental visits, you will be at risk for cavities, gum disease, and other oral issues. Dental cleanings will help us clear out built up plaque and tartar that cannot be removed with normal brushing and flossing alone.

What Does Your Dentist Check For During Dental Exams

At AJS Dental, we will take dental x-rays to check the positioning of your teeth and see what’s happening underneath your gums. Afterwards, our dentists will give you a comprehensive exam to check for multiple issues including:

  • Cavities
  • Signs of gum disease
  • Any abnormalities on your face, neck, or mouth
  • Signs of oral cancer

Why Do You Need Regular Dental Exams?

Regular dental exams help us protect your oral health and prevent any issues from occurring. By preventing cavities and any decay from progressing, you can avoid any costly fixes later on including root canals and implants. Dental exams also give us a chance to educate you on your oral health and give you tips on how you can prevent dental disease at home, including proper brushing and flossing techniques. If you have already had any past restorations such as bridges, crowns, or fillings, we can check on its condition. At AJS Dental Clinic, it is our goal to give you the beautiful smile you deserve with a personalized treatment plan that is right for you.

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

During a dental cleaning, your dental hygienist will examine your mouth to check for any signs of gum disease. Your hygienist will then use a scaler to remove any plaque or tartar around the teeth and gum line. Surface stains will then be removed using a high-powered brush, and your hygienist will floss your teeth to remove any leftover debris. We may also apply a fluoride treatment if needed to prevent future cavities.

Contact Us for a Dental Exam and Cleaning

At AJS Dental, we take the time to educate our patients about their oral health. If you would like to schedule a dental exam and cleaning with our friendly and caring team, give us a call today!