Comprehensive Exams and Cleanings
Comprehensive dental exams and cleanings every six months are essential components of preventive dentistry. We, at Iocca Family Dentistry, believe in prevention and early detection as a means to halt the progression of any condition and to promote optimal oral health. We are all about ensuring you enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime!
We start our exams with digital x-rays (unless recent x-rays are provided by another office) to reveal tooth decay, bone loss, or other potential problems. We also conduct periodontal exams to evaluate gum health and ensure you are free of gum (periodontal) disease.
Our exam includes conducting a tooth by tooth examination to look out for any signs of tooth decay, chips, cracks, or damage. It also consists of an analysis of how your teeth function together, occlusal or analysis, and aesthetic evaluation to determine if the patient is interested in any cosmetic treatments. Finally, we perform an oral cancer screening to identify any abnormalities in the oral cavity early and treat as necessary.
At the conclusion of your examination, we will recommend any preventive, restorative, cosmetic procedures as well as any education information needed to keep your smile healthy and bright.
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) strongly recommends receiving professional dental cleaning every six months. This frequency allows the dentist to locate areas in the mouth that may need further treatment as well as reinforce at home care habits.
During your cleaning, our dental hygienist will remove any plaque or tartar buildup present around the gum line and between your teeth using an instrument called a scaler. Next, a gritty polisher will remove any plaque left behind, followed by professional flossing to ensure no plaque remains between your teeth. Your teeth will feel fresh and minty clean!
Oral Care at Home
Brushing at least twice a day and daily flossing and rinsing with antimicrobial mouthwash will ensure your teeth stay clean and healthy. Preventing oral disease from developing may potentially help you avoid many involved and costly procedures down the road.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Contact us at Iocca Family Dentistry in Jackson, MI to learn more about our comprehensive checkups and professional cleanings. We are all about delivering quality, creative, reliable, and friendly dentistry solutions to ensure you enjoy optimal oral health each and every day. We look forward to caring for all your dental needs.