Even with the best brushing and flossing habits, plaque and tartar build up in hard-to-reach places around your teeth and gumline over time. A professional cleaning will clean off all of that buildup between your teeth and below your gumline and keep it from becoming tooth decay or gingivitis.
Many times, if you wait until you develop a toothache or until you can see a cavity forming, the cavity is already well into an advanced stage. An exam includes X-rays, which detect small cavities and even precavity areas that need to be watched.
Regular exams and cleanings not only keep your teeth looking good but will catch issues while still small and prevent many problems from occurring.
During your exam, the dentist or dental hygienist will clean your teeth and take X-rays of your mouth, discuss your oral health habits, evaluate your risk of cavities forming and check your jaw and bite for any potential problems.
If you have crowns, implants, bridges or dentures, they will also be checked to make sure they remain in good condition.
We recommend scheduling a cleaning and exam every six months to ensure the health of your teeth, gums and mouth. We serve the entire Indianapolis, Indiana, area so do not hesitate to call us today to schedule a visit for you and your family