Dental Exams and Check-Ups
How Important is Oral Hygiene?
Oral hygiene is necessary for eliminating bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria builds to form plaque that can harden and lead to long-term ailments such as gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, and periodontal disease if it is not removed. A good dental care routine and regular check-ups will keep your mouth healthy and prevent inflammation, infection, decay, and tooth loss.
Why Get a Dental Exam?
Dental exams give us the opportunity to evaluate your current methods of dental care and provide suggestions for future care in order to protect you from complications such as cavities and gum disease. They also allow us to detect problems early so they can be fixed quickly and easily–and before it becomes to costly.
How Often Should You Get a Dental Cleaning and Exam?
Dental cleaning and exams should generally take place every six months. However, consult with our dental team to decide how often you should receive an examination since we might suggest that you visit more frequently based on factors such as smoking, frequency of cavities and genetic susceptibility to tooth and root decay as well as gum disease.
What Can I Expect From a Dental Cleaning Appointment?
At a typical dental cleaning and exam, our team will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any surface stains or deposits, called tartar or calculus, that are more difficult to remove than plaque and require the assistance of professional dental instruments. We will also check for signs of decay or gum disease. An X-ray may be performed to provide a more detailed summary of your oral health and to more closely identify any problems. We will ask you questions about your current methods of dental care such as how often you brush your teeth, and floss, as well as whether you use a toothpaste with fluoride. With this information in mind, we will demonstrate proper dental care and provide suggestions on how to improve your habits to promote optimal oral health.
How Can You Prepare For a Dental Cleaning Appointment?
The best way to prepare for a dental exam is to practice good dental care. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day is recommended. Be sure to clean your teeth before you arrive at your appointment. Our team will be cleaning your teeth for you, but it is helpful to remove food and plaque beforehand so we can focus on the more difficult-to-clean areas. You also want to make sure you are prepared to share pertinent information such as your medical history, insurance coverage and current dental care methods with us. Don’t be embarrassed to be honest about your oral health habits – our team is not here to judge you, but to work with you to improve your habits and ensure dental health! Lastly, be prepared to schedule a follow-up appointment or future check-up at the end of your dental exam.
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Contacted me to come in earlier due to a cancellation, excellent care.
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Had the best time possible being at the dentist.
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Welcoming visit, my teeth/ mouth felt so refreshed after my cleaning by Sue, established plan going forward, Dr Trecha quick assessment of left lower molar needed a refill made me realize tooth had been bothering me but not enough to report, getting crown on left upper molar I will be able to start chewing on that side. Thanks
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Believe it or not at the age of 28, I still have a significant fear of going to the dentist, however the staff is extremely kind and empathetic making the experience much better. My appointment was quick, painless, and efficient.
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I love you guys!! I always feel cared for when I'm there. Thank you
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Curteous staff. Very friendly and professional.
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Sue is a delight. Enjoyed meeting the new doctor. Overall staff is excellent.
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Everyone is always friendly and professional. I feel like I'm getting the best possible care. The staff is exceptionally kind and understanding with my kids, also.
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Dr.Trecha and her staff are the best!
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Karen is just the greatest. I actually look forward to coming to the dentist because of her. I feel like I'm talking to a friend and not a hygienist. She's wonderful.
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