14 Cernon Street Vacaville, CA 95688
Regular dental exams are not only crucial for maintaining your oral health, but also your overall health. The American Dental Association recommends getting dental exams for adults as determined by their dentists, the frequency of which depends on the individual but for most, this is every six months.
During your new patient exam, our dentists will perform a thorough oral exam and discuss with you exactly what will take place during your cleaning. While many cleanings and exams are similar, our team will adjust each visit to make sure you are comfortable and receiving the most optimal care. The treatment adjustments depend on the patient's personal needs and dental health.
What to Expect During Your Visit
A dental cleaning session involves removing dental plaque & tartar from the teeth and gumline by our trusted hygienists. The removal of plaque and tartar help prevent gingivitis, cavities, and more. If necessary, our dentists or hygienists may recommend a deep cleaning. If you haven’t been to the dentist in quite some time, this may be needed to get your teeth and gums back to healthy. In addition, routine x-rays are taken periodically.
Once your cleaning has taken place, the dentist will come in for an oral exam and review your x-rays. They will check each tooth and identify cavities, look for symptoms of gum disease and perform an oral cancer exam.
Our team at Vacaville Dental Professionals uses state-of-the-art dental equipment, technology, and innovative techniques to evaluate the state of your oral health. Like dental exams, routine x-rays can help detect potential medical and dental problems that can’t be seen by the naked eye. These problems include bone loss, impacted teeth, infection, and numerous other hidden issues. At Vacaville Dental Professionals, we offer 3D x-rays, which unlike other traditional x-rays, show much more than basic "flat" images. The new 3D technology gives us full visual data to thoroughly study your case from every angle.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps in building strong teeth. The application of fluoride to the teeth assists in preventing tooth decay. The fluoride strengthens the tooth's enamel and makes it more resistant to bacterial attacks. Talk with your dentist to determine if you need a fluoride treatment in addition to your cleaning.
Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings
Regular brushing, flossing, and mouth washing are essential oral hygiene steps. In addition, professional dental cleanings are necessary to clean areas that cannot be reached by our everyday home care. Once plaque has hardened and becomes tartar, only a professional cleaning will be able to remove it.
Moreover, we compare the state of your dental health to your previous visits, providing you with a comprehensive overview. If you are going off track, immediate intervention can put you back in the right direction. These steps help us restore your health in the quickest time. Because after all, early identification is the secret to treating and overcoming most health issues. Keeping up on your six-month dental check-ups will also save you money and time in treatment costs in the long run.
For professional dental cleanings in Vacaville, call (707) 448-6252 today!