Exams and Cleanings in Lapeer, MI

Have you been to the dentist for an exam and cleaning recently? If not, it may be time to schedule an appointment. Our dentists near you offer exams, cleanings, and other dental care services. We are committed to helping you maintain a healthy smile for life and we’re accepting new patients right now.

Give Lapeer City Dental a call today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you.

When Should You Go to the Dentist?

It’s recommended that everyone goes to the dentist once every 6 months for a cleaning and exam. You may need to make more frequent appointments if you have dental issues, such as cavities. Talk to our dentists about the schedule you should be on to keep your teeth in great shape.

How Soon Can Children Go to the Dentist?

Children should visit the dentist for the first time when they are about a year old. It’s recommended that children have their first cleaning within 6 months of them getting their first tooth. This helps children become familiar with the dentist’s office environment and the exam and cleaning.

Why Are Exams and Cleanings Needed?

Exams and cleanings are a part of preventive dental care. Preventive dentistry includes the measures taken to prevent dental issues. When you come to the dentist for an exam and cleaning, you are preventing dental problems, like tooth decay.

At an exam and cleaning, our dentists will examine your teeth for any concerning signs of dental issues. If anything is noticed, it can be caught and treated right away. A deep cleaning helps to remove any buildup, and anything left behind by regular brushing.

If you neglect preventive dental care, you may have dental issues that continue to get worse and require major procedures. Preventing dental issues is easy with exams, cleanings, brushing, and flossing. Talk to our dentists about other ways you can improve your dental hygiene habits.

To learn more about Lapeer City Dental and our offerings, call us. Our dentists in Lapeer, MI can answer your questions about exams and cleanings near you. We are here to help.

Your first visit to our Lapeer City Dental office will include a thorough dental exams by the dentist in order to make an initial assessment. A preventative plan will be recommended, where you will come in for regular check-ups to include:

  • Cleaning and polishing:The cleaning will consist of removal of tartar, which has hardened on the teeth over time, along with the sticky plaque that has formed over the teeth. Plaque is a formation of bacteria and build up that will eventually cause inflammation. The dental instruments and techniques we use will safely remove this build up, followed by a polishing that removes stains and enhances the cleaning.
  • Gum evaluation and treatment:Your gums and the bone supporting your teeth will be checked for disease.
  • Oral cancer screening:The lips, tongue, throat, neck and gums are examined for any possible signs of oral cancer.
  • X-rays:A full set of SAFE dental x-rays are performed and are crucial for giving the dentist information such as state of bone loss (if any), development deviations, abscesses, teeth coming in at the wrong position, tumors and other issues hiding within the teeth and gums. Early detection is important in treating many oral health issues.
  • Investigation of existing work:Checking current crowns, bridges, fillings, etc. are done to check for any damage or need for replacement.
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