Healthy teeth and gums play an essential role in your overall well-being, and in addition to brushing and flossing, the best way to maintain your oral health and keep your smile bright is by scheduling a teeth cleaning and dental checkup with our Fuquay Varina dentist every six months.
Benefits of Dental Exams and Cleanings
The American Dental Association recommends a professional dental checkup and cleaning every six months in order to prevent gum disease and decay from forming. If there is a problem, your dentist or hygienist will be able to catch it early and treat it quickly. After all, a small cavity can be filled easily, but if left undetected, can lead to a broken tooth, infection, and even tooth loss.
By visiting our dentist at regular intervals, you can experience the following benefits:
- Preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and the bacteria that causes bad breath;
- Whiter, brighter teeth by having tartar removed at regular intervals;
- Reduce the costs of dental care by minimizing the need for extensive restorative dentistry;
- Minimize the risk of tooth loss or needing dentures in the future
Our Comprehensive Dental Exam
The initial visit to our Fuquay-Varina dentist office is a comprehensive exam to assess your oral health, take thorough notes, diagnose any issues, and create a treatment plan. The oral exam includes:
- Visual examination
- Diagnostic X-rays
- Teeth cleaning
- Periodontal probing
- Treatment recommendations
After the initial visit, follow-up cleanings and checkups are much quicker, generally. During a standard dental checkup, your hygienist will perform the following:
- Screen for oral cancer: Identify mouth cancer in the early stages
- Evaluate gum disease: Look for signs of periodontal disease
- Check for cavities and tooth decay
- Examine existing restorations
Professional Dental Cleaning
Brushing and flossing regularly are necessary for healthy teeth and to prevent bad breath. While brushing at home twice a day and flossing get the majority of plaque and particles, it’s possible to miss areas, particularly in hard-to-reach spaces, such as beneath the gum line, the backs of the teeth, and behind the molars. Regular teeth cleaning from your hygienist will ensure your teeth are cleaned in even the hardest-to-reach areas.
As part of the teeth cleaning at your dental exam, your hygienist will:
- Scrape away tartar;
- Remove plaque, even below the gumline;
- Polish your teeth;
Our experienced dental hygienists will also take panoramic X-rays to examine your anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth. In addition, we’ll conduct bite-wing X-rays to determine proximal decay and diagnosis.
Dental insurance policies typically offer some type of coverage for routine exams and teeth cleaning. While every plan varies, Hamby Family Dental Center aims to make your visit easy and affordable which is why we work with a variety of insurers and offer financing solutions.
Schedule Your Dental Exam at Our Fuquay-Varina Dentist Office
Since 1995, Hamby Family Dental Center has proudly served the area, performing routine teeth cleanings and exams for families and individuals. Schedule a cleaning by filling out the form below or calling (919) 552-2431 and see why we were voted the “Best Office for General Dentistry” and “Best Dentist” in Fuquay Varina.