Our team at Unident Dental Center of Walpole is fully committed to your oral health and wellbeing. However, we do ask that our patients invest the same level of commitment when it comes to taking care of their teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA), along with hundreds of thousands of dental experts across the country, including us, all agree that everyone should partake in an oral examination and teeth cleaning at least twice a year.
Regular visits to our office in East Walpole, MA will help keep your oral health in great shape for the long term. Routine oral exams and teeth cleanings are proven to lower your risk of developing tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, gingivitis, and more. Additionally, should any abnormalities develop, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment is key to avoiding costly dental work down the line.
Patients with an overall clean history of oral health should stick to the ADA’s guidelines of visiting the dentist every six months for an oral exam and cleaning. However, those patients who are more prone to cavities and excess buildup should come in every three to four months.
Before your dentist examines your mouth, one of our specially trained dental hygienists will perform a thorough cleaning. This involves carefully scraping away buildup on all sides of the teeth to rid them of tartar, plaque, and food remnants. Once finished, your dental hygienist will polish your teeth, leaving them feeling both clean and smooth.
The teeth cleaning also serves to prepare your mouth for your dental examination.
Following your cleaning, your dentist will often order some x-rays before examining you. The x-rays will provide a fuller picture of your oral health, as your dentist will be able to check for potential issues below the gumline.
After your x-rays, your dentist will check inside your mouth for irregularities, abnormalities, and any signs of disease, decay, or excessive wear. They will also be looking for problems with your bite and jaw.
Your dentist will discuss any treatments or procedures that are required with you before the exam is complete. If time allows, often treatments can begin immediately.
At Unident Dental Center of Walpole, we strive to always provide the best oral health care in the East Walpole, MA area. Call us today to schedule an appointment.