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.
Wexford Dental Arts
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By John Kella
Great people and great service
- John Kella
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Nora S
I live in Texas but schedule all dentist visits at Wexford Dental Arts to coincide my return visits to PA!!
- Nora S
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Lisa B
I've been a patient for many years and the care provided is wonderful. Great group.
- Lisa B
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Jerry H
Dr. Trecha and Karen the Hygienist did a great job as always.
- Jerry H
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Beth B
Great office. I have been a patient for years.
- Beth B
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Katerina K
I liked the new tool that replaced the manual “scraping” off if the tartar/plaque (not sure what its called but it had the vibrating pick with the water)
- Katerina K
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Bobbie C
Everyone was wonderful! We would highly recommend!
- Bobbie C
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Valentina M
Wonderful office. Very qualified
- Valentina M
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Kathy R.
The entire staff is professional, friendly and compassionate. My 19 year old son was very impressed with Karen and Dr. Alrubie.
- Kathy R.
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Amanda M
The staff is so welcoming and cheerful! Everything was explained before any procedure, even routine ones that happen at any dental appointment. Definitely a pleasant experience.
- Amanda M
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By James L
Very amiable and professional staff. I always feel welcome and satisfied with their services.
- James L
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Christine D
As always, I had the best experience at Wexford Dental Arts. Mary is so friendly and helpful during your wait for your visit. Karen makes the check up and cleaning so fun that I genuinely enjoy my six month visits! Time flies because she’s so personable. She’s also gentle and makes sure I’m comfortable the entire time. Dr. Trecha also makes sure all of my needs or concerns are met. At Wexford Dental Arts, you’re not just a patient. You’re an individual who gets to be known by the staff and your care is personalized to YOU.
- Christine D
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Pete D
Great team and a pleasant experience
- Pete D
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By William B
Always a wonderful experience.
- William B
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Madison B
Everyone was great and so helpful! One of the most painless appointments I’ve had
- Madison B
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Schuyler K
I have been coming here for as long as I can remember, and although there have been changes along the way, everyone is alway kind, courteous, and professional. Thank you for providing the best care to my entire family!
- Schuyler K
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Eden G
I have nothing but positive things to say! The entire staff at Wexford Dental Arts is friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to answer any questions. I had a lot of anxiety going into this appointment, but everyone was extremely caring and helped to calm my nerves. Would highly recommend!!
- Eden G
Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Terrence O
After relocating from another part of the Pittsburgh area, we contacted at least 6 dental practices. Several practices did not have openings, or almost seemed dis-interested. So how does a person pick a dentist? On our first call to Wexford Dental Arts, the staff was immediately "engaged". We made an appointment. 4 days before the appointment, we received a text which was nice. The day before, we received another text, which was great again. The staff was outstanding. They explained not only what they were doing, but why, and for cleaning, latest technology is used. The visit exceeded our expectation, and I would highly recommend this practice ! Lynne and Terry Onufer, Wexford, Pa.
- Terrence O