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What Are Teeth Cleanings?

Teeth cleanings are an essential part of achieving and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Regular dental exams and cleanings are a great method to get your teeth professionally cleaned by an expert and to monitor the health of your teeth to prevent future infections or more serious issues.

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How Often Should A Patient Get Their Teeth Cleaned?

Most individuals should schedule a dental examination and teeth cleaning every six months. However, if your dentist notices anything that worries them, they may want you to visit more often. You won’t typically need to have Xrays taken at every appointment if you follow along with your routine cleanings. That said, when it’s time for you to make your next appointment, our staff will let you know.

How Do Dental Cleanings & Exams Work?

At Sierra Madre Dentistry we follow the same fundamental procedures for an examination and teeth cleaning in Sierra Madre. Before referring you to any specialist for treatment, we perform a routine exam, whether it is your first dental exam or a checkup.

Firstly, we will assist you in filling out a brief health history form if you are a new patient at our clinic. After that, one of our dental hygienists will assist you in settling into a recliner while describing each phase of your examination.

In order to get a “picture” of your teeth and jawbone, we often start by obtaining digital X-rays using a very low, safe dose of radiation. Your dentist will go through these pictures with you to make sure your upper and lower jaws have the right amount of space, alignment, and bone density. Finally, our dentist will go over your X-rays and teeth. Together, you may decide when to schedule your next examination or how to proceed with any cosmetic or restorative treatments or services as you go through the findings.

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What Can You Expect During Your Teeth Cleaning And Exams

For new patients at our Sierra Madre dental clinic, we will start with a thorough examination before your teeth cleaning in Sierra Madre. A comprehensive exam is a far more in-depth assessment of your oral health and does often require more time than a routine check-up. Because of this comprehensive assessment, you may choose a treatment choice with greater assurance that it will be effective for you and last a long time.

Typically, you can expect the following:

  • We will initially go over a summary of your oral and medical history, allowing us to better understand your requirements and customize the remainder of the examination.
  • We will then examine your jaw joint for any clicking, grinding, or discomfort, as well as the tightness in your chewing muscles.
  • As part of the intraoral examination, your neck, cheeks, and tongue will be checked, as well as the soft tissues in your mouth. The dentist uses this method to look for anomalies that could need further care.
  • Your dentist will sit down with you to go through an in-depth discussion when they’ve had a chance to finish the examination and review the records.
  • Finally, your cleaning and exams will be tailored to your specific needs.

Book Your Dental Cleaning And Exam In Sierra Madre

Are you ready to book your teeth cleaning in Sierra Madre? Please get in touch with our staff in Sierra Madre if you have any questions or would want to arrange an appointment for yourself or your family. Simply give us a call or fill out a contact form and we will reach out with the next steps.

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