As two of the most common dental treatments offered in dentistry, dental cleanings and exams serve two functions: to routinely clean and polish your teeth and monitor your oral health for any changes, such as cavities, dental decay or infections. Dr. Sam Wise recommends coming in for a dental checkup every six months to help keep your smile healthy. Schedule an appointment with our dentist by calling Lower Columbia Oral Health at (360) 636-3400 to learn more about dental cleanings in Longview, Washington.
Dental cleanings and exams are two of the most basic yet important preventive treatments we provide at our office. Each time you visit our dental practice for a checkup, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and dental exam to help your smile stay healthy. During your cleaning and exam, our dental team will:
- Clean your teeth by removing any plaque or tartar (also called dental calculus), which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease
- Floss and polish your teeth for a healthy, bright smile
- Examine your smile for signs of any damaging dental conditions or diseases
We may utilize dental X-rays to further evaluate your smile and make certain that you receive the dental care you need. Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential in maintaining good oral health, preventing cavities and gum disease, and making sure that any damaging conditions are treated as early as possible.
We recommend that you visit us every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. We may suggest more frequent visits if needed, and we also encourage you to contact us if you suffer from a dental emergency, pain or injury. To schedule your next appointment, we invite you to contact us today. We look forward to caring for your smile!