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 Michael M

Efficient, effective, professional, friendly

- Michael M

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Laura S

I love the staff!! Everyone is so kind and they are very thorough. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

- Laura S

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Donna L

Very positive experience.

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Christine U

Karen is a wonderful dental hygienist!

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By debbie d

Wonderful staff

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Kristen S

Dr Trecha and her staff are the best! Always attentive and knowledgeable, best Dentist’s office I’ve ever visited.

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Elizabeth C

This is a terrific dental practice, I am so glad that I come here.

- Elizabeth C

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Barb H

Thank you for the great service thru the years 🙂

- Barb H

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By MaryKate O

Great, friendly staff! Very gentle with dental cleaning and very encouraging about daily flossing instead of making you feel guilty!

- MaryKate O

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Patricia G

As a person with a dentist phobia I highly recommend this office! Everyone in this office is super friendly and attentive. I instantly feel at ease in their care and always receive a thorough and gentle exam.

- Patricia G

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Neil E

Excellent service as always!

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Karen P

I don’t mind spending time in this office. Very professional staff and doctor. Pleasant experience all around

- Karen P

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Ethan H

very great visit, and the staff was impeccable. i’m so glad i found this dentistry.

- Ethan H

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Gage L

Spectacular

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Bob B

Every aspect of the visit was very professional and friendly.

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Linda C

The best!

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Denise W

Exceptional in all areas.

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Dana L

Long time client Continue to return for care because of the doctors and staff

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Philip D

I was very impressed by everyone since I was a new patient and the first visit takes longer than normal. I was also impressed that Dr. Alrubie, realizing that I didn't have dental insurance being on medicare, recommended your In-Office Dental Benefits Membership Plan. After a quick review I signed up realizing the savings with your plan.

- Philip D

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Marjorie N

I have been with this practice for decades and have recommended this practice to several friends.

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