Dental Exams & Cleanings in Coppell, TX
One of the keys to maintaining good oral health is to visit the dentist (at least) twice a year for a routine exam and cleaning. We are proud to serve the community of Coppell, TX to keep mouths clean and healthy.
Dental Exams in Coppell, TX
When was the last time your family had dental exams in Coppell, TX? When you visit us for a general appointment, we will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, and overall oral health. We’ll check for signs of plaque and cavities and, to be thorough, will evaluate the health of your gums as well. Being thorough can show us any signs of developing dental issues such as periodontal (gum) disease that can later lead to tooth decay and even tooth loss. Following this evaluation, an x-ray may be taken – this is usually done once a year.
Dental Cleanings in Coppell, TX
Interested in our dental cleanings in Coppell, TX? After the exam, we will perform a general tooth cleaning. The cleaning will begin with the removal of plaque and tartar along the gum line as well as between the teeth. Following this, the hygienist will brush your teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush. The toothpaste used at the dentist’s office differs from the one you use at home in that it has a gritty consistency that gently scrubs and polishes the teeth and removes any remaining traces of tartar. The cleaning ends with an expert flossing, which removes any leftover plaque or toothpaste and also alerts the hygienist of any problem areas where you might be bleeding from the gums. You’ll need to rinse your mouth at the end of the cleaning to get rid of any debris. Schedule your dental cleanings in 75019 today!
Following Your Dental Exam & Cleaning Treatment:
Depending on what was requested at that appointment, you may also receive a fluoride treatment. Before you leave, our Coppell dentist will usually want to talk with you about the condition of your mouth and teeth, discussing any problems they might have found and what can be done to maintain good oral health.
Dental Exams & Cleanings FAQs
Dental exams are very important to have every 6 months (twice a year), to examine teeth and gums. The examination is key for the prevention of and early detection of a cavity. When a cavity is detected early, a filling can be placed in the tooth, which will decrease the risk of having symptoms such as an infection, pain, and swelling and needing a crown and root canal. Having a cleaning by a healthcare professional is equally as important as an exam for healthy gums and teeth, we recommend brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day, everyone has teeth that are positioned differently in the mouth, and there can be areas that the toothbrush and floss may not be reaching, having a healthcare professional clean these areas every six months if regular cleaning is recommended or every 3 to 4 months, if you need deep cleaning, will help in cleaning those areas. There are also home care tips that we can give to patients to help at home in between professional cleanings.
A dental exam is separate, it does not include cleaning. When a patient is recommended for a regular cleaning usually they can have a cleaning the same day as the exam. When a deep cleaning is recommended, they may have another appointment scheduled just for deep cleaning, due to this appointment being longer than regular cleaning. or may be able to have it done on the same day as the exam.