Brushing and flossing your teeth is essential, but it’s only part of a successful dental care routine. Visiting Gunnerson Dental in Payson, Utah, at least twice yearly ensures a healthy mouth and a confident smile. Regular dental exams and cleanings prevent and detect oral issues before they become significant problems.
Is it your first time to schedule an appointment with the dentist? No worries! We meet many patients like you every day. So, to ensure your experience with us isn’t overwhelming, we have taken the time to explain what you can expect during your dental exam and cleaning.
What to expect during your routine dental exam
A dental check-up is a fast and painless procedure. The procedure starts with understanding your medical and dental history. Then, through physical and visual inspections, our dentist probes your mouth to look out for signs of:
- Gum infection
- Faulty dental work
- Mouth cancer
If it’s been a while since you last had dental X-rays, we’ll have some taken to better understand your oral health beneath the gum line. Using dental X-rays, we can spot issues like cysts, tooth impaction, tumors, bone loss, etc., which are not visible to the naked eye. Depending on the findings, we will formulate a personalized treatment plan, which may involve tooth fillings, crowns, root canals, or gum treatment.
What does a dental cleaning include?
After the dental check-up, it’s time for our dental hygienist to give your pearly whites a thorough cleaning. During a professional cleaning (prophylaxis), we use special tools to remove built-in plaque and tartar (dental calculus), especially in hard-to-reach areas. Then, we will polish your teeth with a high-powered tool with gritty toothpaste to remove surface stains and other deposits.
A dental cleaning leaves your teeth looking and feeling smooth and fresh. Once done with a “prophy,” we expect to see you in the next six months. Before your next check-up, diligently brush and floss your teeth to keep your smile healthy.
Importance of routine oral exams and cleanings
Want to skip your upcoming dental appointment? Don’t even think about it! Routine preventive visits offer many benefits, including:
- Early detection of oral issues
- Prevents cavities, gum disease, and bad breath
- Protects your overall well-being
- Saves you money
- Keeps your smile looking radiant
Dental exams and cleanings near me
When was your last appointment with a dentist? Has it been years or more than six months?
Please call (801) 658-0175 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Cheyn Gunnerson and Jakob Bradford for routine dental check-ups. It’s never too late to put your dental health back on track.
Share this Article