Cleanings and Exams
Your oral health is important to not only your teeth but to your whole body. Part of your oral hygiene routine should include having a dental cleaning with a professional hygienist, such as ours at Posh Dental, which is then followed by an examination with Dr. Gabriel. These appointments are designed to ensure that your oral health is on a good path and redirect it if it is not. Our preference is to see our patients for a dental cleaning and exam at least twice a year.
Scheduling your hygiene appointments twice a year allows Dr. Gabriel to note changes as they occur. We may look at the possibility of decay, infection, the accumulation of plaque or tartar, the development of gum pockets and if there are signs of gum recession. Your biannual dental appointments will include:
Your dental cleaning is performed by our professional hygienist. During your time in the chair with the hygienist, they will:
Your dental exam with Dr. Gabriel is to note changes that have occurred as well as looking for indications of decay or disease, both visual and hidden. We will begin with digital x-rays and then use our intraoral camera and probe; we will exam your entire mouth. This examination includes a simple oral cancer screening. We will check your teeth, cheeks, lips, gums, and tongue. We may make recommendations as needed, which may include the need for tooth restoration due to a cavity or decay, or we may recommend taking a further look at an area of interest. Barring any indications of problems, your examination is complete.
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