A Step-by-Step Guide to Examinations and Cleanings
Most dentists, along with the American Dental Association, recommend that people visit their dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings. Not everyone follows that guideline. Some people put off going to the dentist, and the next thing they know, years have passed. At this point, those same people likely feel some embarrassment at just how long it’s been.
At Uptown Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics in south Aurora, we like to think of ourselves as the best dentist in the area—and our patients agree. We will do our best to make sure your visit is comfortable—even if it’s been a long time. Need a refresher on what happens during examinations and cleanings?
When you come through the doors, our receptionist will be the first to greet you. We hope a smiling, friendly face helps put you at ease.
Step 2—Meet Your Hygienist
You’ll spend quite a bit of time with your dental hygienist as you go over your medical history and get your teeth cleaned. Your dental hygienist can also advise you on proper brushing and flossing techniques so you can practice good home care once you leave our office.
Step 3—Get Dental X-Rays
These won’t be part of every dental appointment, but if it’s been a while since your last visit, we will likely ask you to have x-rays. This will help the dentist view beyond what can be seen with the naked eye. If there are problems lurking, a digital x-ray will help to spot them.
Step 4—The Examination
Once your teeth are squeaky clean, the dentist will come in to take a look in your mouth. Your dentist will check behind and between your teeth. He or she will also take a look at the enamel and dentin of your teeth to check for softening. Gum health will also be assessed, with the dentist particularly looking for pockets or any other signs of gum disease. Your jaw and neck will also be assessed for any signs of oral cancer.
If treatment is needed, your dentist will work with you to come up with a treatment plan. And you can leave knowing that you are doing all that you can to protect your oral health.
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Take good care of your oral health by visiting what patients call the “best dentist” in south Aurora. Call Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics today!