Dental cleanings are in-office visits that focus on removing all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth, both above and below the gumline. Dental cleanings and in-office visits are a critical part of solid oral hygiene and a need that should not be overlooked.
No matter how well you brush and floss, chances are there are areas of your teeth that are not fully free of plaque and tartar. Your dental hygienist has the skills and experience needed to check all surfaces of your teeth and perform a thorough and professional cleaning.
Dental exams usually take place during the same visit as dental cleanings. These visits are an opportunity for Dr. Grotz to search for signs of dental decay or gum disease. Caught in the early stages, both of these common conditions can be easily treated.
Dr. Grotz also assesses your tongue, gums, cheeks, and other oral tissues for signs of abnormalities. Oral cancer is a serious health issue, and many people are unaware they have these types of cancers before a serious problem develops.
During the visit, Dr. Grotz may use dental tools to gently probe your teeth and gums. He’s always careful to use a gentle touch, and he makes every effort to avoid causing discomfort and irritation.
Most people benefit from coming in for professional exams and dental cleanings every six months. This schedule ensures that areas of concern don’t have time to develop into serious dental health problems.
If you have active dental decay or gum disease, you may need to come in more frequently until your treatment plan is complete. If you are planning extended travel or might otherwise be unable to make it in every six months, let Dr. Grotz know so that he can adjust your care accordingly.
When you are ready to book your next visit at OakGrove Family Dental, call the office to check appointment availability. Online booking is also an option and takes little time to complete.