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

5 out of 5 stars based on 74 Checkup & Cleaning reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial By MiRan S

First of all, the dental work is exceptional. Secondly, the staff are so welcoming and friendly that sometimes I think I am at a friend's home. Third, Dr. Trecha and staff explain the dental work that is being done in a very simple terms so I understand it fully. I would recommend the Wexford Dental Arts to anyone who is looking for a dentist who truly cares about his/her dental care.

- MiRan S

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Valerie R

Let's say that you are contemplating purchasing a cleaning product or an appliance; perhaps hiring someone. Let's suppose that there are 3 similar choices available, but one possibility is far superior; one selection has a far better track record and is way more advanced, dependable, efficient, reliable. If you are like me, then you value honesty, competency, quality, kindness, value, excellence, etc. Wexford Dental Arts is the whole ball of wax and truly sets the standard! If you have been less satisfied with other practitioners, you will be surprised by this experience!

- Valerie R

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Brittany G

The staff was exceptional from start to finish. I’m a bit afraid of the dentist, and they spent time to explain things to me and were patient and careful throughout my visit to ease my fears!

- Brittany G

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By HERB S

Best time possible at Dentist.

- HERB S

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Judy s

Excellent care I have recommended this office to several friends

- Judy s

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Best dentist office in the North Hills! Professional and friendly staff provide amazing and thorough checkup visits. They are also wonderful with my children! Love them, wouldnt go anywhere else!

- Anonymous

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Marci B

The whole staff, from the front desk to the Doctor, we’re all fantastic. So welcoming and helpful. The office is beautiful and very clean. My whole experience was great! I’d recommend the practice without question.

- Marci B

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Lynne N

Great practice! I highly recommend it!

- Lynne N

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Elizabeth S

Very happy with this dental practice

- Elizabeth S

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Tyler L

The staff is always very professional, courteous, thorough, and informative. I’m consistently pleased with the level of service they provide.

- Tyler L

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Jacob B

Couldn’t be happier with my first visit and my new Dentist!!!!!

- Jacob B

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Nick S

Friendly atmosphere

- Nick S

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Kevin S

I had an extremely positive experience at Wexford Dental Arts. Dr. Trecha and the rest of the staff were very kind, courteous, and receptive to any questions and concerns that I had. I believe those are extremely vital characteristics that every medical practice should strive to possess. I would definitely recommend them to anybody that is searching for 5 star dental care and treatment.

- Kevin S

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Stephen B

Excellent as always

- Stephen B

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Jenine C

Love Dr. Trecha!

- Jenine C

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Nicole R

Everything was great. I was in and out.

- Nicole R

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Ken S

Very efficient and friendly. It didn’t hurt! 🙂

- Ken S

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Jean E

Professional and caring staff who offer excellent dental care.

- Jean E

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Alex H

Outstanding experience!

- Alex H

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Diane

I've been a patient with this practice for many years. The professionals in this practice are warm and responsive. They try very hard to accommodate patients' needs. I actually enjoy going to this dentist.

- Diane

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