Dental exams and cleanings are an integral component of your overall healthcare routine, even beyond mouth care. Dental professionals suggest that you should have a regular dental exam and cleaning at least once every six months. Forgoing routine dental care can pose serious health risks.
By visiting us at iSmile Dental San Pablo with our San Pablo dentists at least twice yearly, you’ll be actively taking part in preventative oral healthcare.
During a routine dental exam and cleaning, you’ll be seen by one of our highly trained and professional dental hygienists, as well as by your dentist, and your visit is likely to be comprised of three parts.
First, you’ll have a teeth cleaning. Your dental hygienist will be responsible for eradicating plaque and tartar that has built up since your last cleaning. In the process, food debris and residue will also be cleared. The cleaning is finalized with a rigorous polishing that often leaves your teeth sparkling.
If x-rays are necessary, we’ll take them after your teeth cleaning. X-rays allow your dentist to clearly see issues beneath the gum line, in the roots of your teeth, and in your jaw—issues that couldn’t be seen by just peeking into your mouth.
Your dentist will complete your visit by thoroughly examining your mouth and teeth. They will check for signs of cavities, decay, and other oral health concerns such as cancer, periodontitis, and gum disease. Additionally, your dentist will inspect your bite to make sure your top and bottom teeth close together properly.
If any problems are detected, your dentist will discuss your treatment options with you. If you have any questions about your oral health, hygiene, or care, don’t be afraid to speak up. We want your teeth and mouth to be healthy, too!
Now is also a great time to explore options for cosmetic dental work if you so desire. At iSmile Dental San Pablo, we offer a vast array of both restorative, preventative dentistry, and cosmetic dental treatments and procedures.
When you check-out, you’ll be able to schedule a follow-up appointment for any dental work that’s been prescribed by your dentist.
Your oral health is our number-one priority at iSmile San Pablo in San Pablo, CA.