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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Professional and nice people here. Competent care. Five stars!

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Great dental practice! I have been going for over five years. Everyone is professional and truly cares about each patient.

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Great visit, as always!

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Great experience! Would recommend to anyone!

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Julie T

Everyone is very friendly and personable.

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Christine d

As always, I love my 6 month trips to the dentist. Not only do I leave with my teeth in top shape, I leave satisfied with EVERY aspect of my visit. Karen is an amazing hygienist and is so personable, I recommend her to anyone looking for a new place! Thanks for always making my visits enjoyable.

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Alyssa S

I'm not a huge fan of going to the dentist, but I had the best experience I could have. Everyone was so friendly and so welcoming, and they did a great job explaining what they were doing each step of the way which really eased my nerves. I will be back.

- Alyssa S

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Mary M

From the minute you walk in and are greeted by the lovely Mary, to an expert cleaning by Mary to the check-up by Dr. Trecha you are treated with kindness and expertise! So glad I found her!

- Mary M

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Brooke K

I am so impressed with the dental care provided. Dr. Trecha was so thorough and knowledgeable. She and the entire staff were personable and friendly. Tonja did an amazing job cleaning my teeth. I will highly recommend Wexford Dental Arts! I have never before left a dental/orthodontics appointment feeling like I enjoyed the visit until yesterday.

- Brooke K

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Great people. Great Doctor.

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Kathy S

I have been going to Dr. Trecha’s office for years, and my family has too! I live out of state now and still schedule my 6 month visits for when I’m back in PA! They always go out of their way to schedule me in during my stay!

- Kathy S

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Jennifer C

Top notch! The entire staff was friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. Everyone took the time to answer my questions thoroughly. I will be back and recommend without hesitation.

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Kate D

All staff are, polite, professional and timely. I can’t think of any area where they could or should try to improve. They are A+

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Maria A

I have severe anxiety with any dental visit or procedures. All of the office staff are so reassuring and have a great deal of patience when working with me. They excel in alleviating my fears and ensure I experience little if any discomfort. They remain committed to expert care and patient satisfaction.

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I love everything about this office! Highly recommend!

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Anne H

Great dental practice with wonderful staff!

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial By Pam K

Dr.Trecha and her staff are always great to work with!

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