Dental Cleanings and Checkups in El Paso, TX
Regular dental cleanings and checkups are crucial for maintaining a healthy, happy smile. They effectively prevent and catch problems before they can affect your oral health. From the moment you walk through our doors, we strive to provide a personalized experience tailored to your individual needs. You can trust us to give your teeth the care they deserve and leave our office with a bright, beautiful smile.
What are Dental Cleanings and Checkups?
Cleanings and exams with the dentist are essential preventative treatments that keep your teeth healthy and diagnose any problems in their earliest stages for simple, cost-efficient care. A basic dental cleaning is a professional treatment that removes plaque and tartar buildup. Even with the most diligent at-home routines, bacteria can nestle into hard to reach places. Professional cleanings give your teeth the thorough attention they need to remove bacteria for a fresh, healthy smile.
Exams also serve an important role by assessing the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw. Our team can catch any potential issues, recommend treatments, or suggest lifestyle changes to improve your comfort and overall well-being. Digital x-rays may be taken to further assess tooth decay or make orthodontic recommendations. We’ll also perform an oral cancer screening, looking for any early symptoms so you can receive prompt and more effective treatment if necessary.
Benefits of Dental Cleanings
Even with exceptional at-home dental routines, problems can still arise. With regular dental cleanings, we can catch problems in their earliest stages for the most affordable and effective restorative treatments.
You might have dental fillings or dental crowns from a previous visit. Although these are lasting solutions, it’s important to regularly check in on the health of these restorations to ensure they’re doing their part and without damage. We’ll examine restorations to make sure they’re in great shape to protect and reinforce your natural teeth.
Dental Cleaning Procedure
During a cleaning, our experienced dental hygienists will remove any built-up plaque and tartar from your teeth. They’ll also pay special attention to the areas between your teeth and around the gumline to remove bacteria and keep them healthy and disease free. Further preventative fluoride treatments or dental sealants may be recommended for extra cavity-fighting protection. At the end of a cleaning, the teeth are polished for a fresh, shining smile. Then, our dentist will perform a thorough checkup, looking for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other oral health issues. If any problems are detected, we will discuss treatment options with you to restore your smile back to optimal health.
How Long Does a Dental Cleaning Take?
Most dental cleanings take between 30 minutes to an hour to complete. If further treatment is necessary, we will provide same-day care if possible which may extend the visit time. Extra time may be required for patients who require digital x-rays or need extra care for their oral health. It’s recommended to visit the dentist twice a year, around every six months, to keep your teeth in their best condition. These visits are foundational to oral health, helping your smile stay healthy under the guidance of an expert dental team.
Healthy, Thriving Smiles at 915 Smile Studio
We strive to make your dental visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible, so you can leave with a smile on your face! Our team is dedicated to providing superior quality patient care, exceptional service, and outstanding treatment. We’re here to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that will last for years to come. If you’re ready for your next dental cleaning and exam, contact us today to schedule your next appointment at 915 Smile Studio.