When you receive a dental exam with us here at Cascade Dental Care, which is required every six months, we will be able to help protect your teeth and oral health. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort or have not visited the dentist in over six months, our dental professionals can help. We can determine a treatment plan that best suits your needs, as well as your schedule. We can help you make your dental health a priority.
During your dental exam, you will receive a cleaning, x-ray, and a checkup. This allows our dentists to keep you informed on the status of your teeth. When you practice proper dental health, you will know how to care for your teeth and their condition. Oral health problems will become serious and painful if you do not treat them promptly. If the results of your dental exam include the development of problems such as cavities, or gingivitis, then you will be able to immediately schedule an appointment for treatment.
During Your Dental Exam We Will Take An X-Ray
During the exam, an x-ray is taken so that our dentist may check on the roots of your teeth and your jawbone. X-rays precisely show the extent of any cavities, gum disease, and bone loss.
During Your Dental Exam We Will Clean Your Teeth
Dental cleanings serve many purposes in your dental health. Some dental cleanings are just a preventive measure but others are a form of treatment for oral diseases like gum infection or inflammation. At Cascade Dental Care, we conduct various dental cleanings based on your oral care needs. Once you show up at our office, we evaluate your mouth, gums, teeth, and other tissues to see if there are issues of concern that need attention.
A dental hygienist will perform the cleaning portion of the exam. During your cleaning, our hygienist will scrape off plaque and tartar from your teeth. Plaque is bacteria that sticks to teeth like a film. If plaque hardens, then it will turn into hard mineral deposits called tartar that can only be removed by our dental professionals.
Our dental hygienist will brush and floss your teeth, then complete the cleaning with a fluoride rinse.
Our Dental Professionals Will Examine Your Mouth For Concerns
Now our dentist can perform your checkup. During this time we will examine your teeth and gums. We will use a light and small mirror so that we are able to inspect every crevice of your mouth.
We will also perform an oral cancer screening during your exam. We will examine your head and neck for any abnormalities, such as lumps and bumps, and we will also look inside of your mouth at your gums and teeth for any spots, discolorations, or anything out of the ordinary.
Maintain a healthy smile today by getting regular dental exams and cleanings with our team here at Cascade Dental Care. Contact us at 360-916-4200 to schedule your next dental examination.