Dental cleanings and exams are the cornerstone of preventive dental care, playing a pivotal role in maintaining your oral health. At Avent Ferry Family Dentistry, we prioritize these routine dental checkups to ensure your smile remains vibrant and trouble-free. During each of your routine visits, our experienced dentist and team will perform a comprehensive cleaning and examination, including the following key steps:
- Plaque and Tartar Removal: One of the primary objectives of your dental cleaning is the elimination of plaque and tartar (also known as dental calculus) from your teeth. These stubborn deposits can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if left unchecked. Our skilled hygienists will skillfully remove these harmful substances to help keep your teeth and smile free from problems and to promote your dental health.
- Flossing and Polishing: Following your cleaning, we will expertly floss and polish your teeth. This not only enhances the aesthetics of your smile but also contributes to its overall wellbeing.
- Thorough Examination: Our dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your smile during your visit. We carefully inspect for any signs of dental conditions or diseases that could jeopardize your oral health. Early detection is key to successful treatment.
Dental X-rays will also be taken as needed to further evaluate your teeth and supporting oral structures and to give our dentist and team a deeper understanding of your oral health. These images help us tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs. We will also discuss your oral hygiene routine at home and may make recommendations on ways you can improve it. If necessary, our dentist may recommend additional treatments to protect or restore your oral health, and we will discuss those treatments with you so you can make informed decisions about your care.
Regular dental cleanings and exams are crucial for preventing cavities, gum disease and other dental issues. We advise scheduling these appointments every six months, though more frequent visits may be suggested based on your individual requirements. Additionally, if you encounter a dental emergency or experience any pain or injury, please reach out to us.
For more information about dental cleanings and exams in Holly Springs, North Carolina, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Butts, call our team today at 919-372-3400. Your oral health and wellbeing is our priority, and we look forward to providing you with exceptional care.