Complete Dental Arts
Dentist located in Newnan, Ga now seeing patients from Sharpsburg, Peachtree City, Senoia, Ga & the surrounding Coweta County
Dental exams and cleanings are the first and most important step you can take towards good oral health. Regular cleanings and exams with Charley Cheney, DMD, and his team of dental experts at Complete Dental Arts in Newnan, Georgia, help to keep your smile and healthy by helping you fight the development of tooth decay and gum disease, and catching any sort of dental complications before they have a chance to develop. Get on the road to a healthy smile by scheduling an appointment with Complete Dental Arts today. You can call the office or use the convenient online booking tool.
Dental Cleaning and Exam Q & A2
Why do I need dental exams and cleanings?
Dental exams are one of the best ways to ensure that you’re maintaining a healthy smile. Certain conditions, like tooth decay, gum disease, or oral cancer, are much easier to treat when they’re caught early on, and maintaining regular visits with Dr. Cheney allows him to detect any complications before they have a chance to develop.
Professional cleanings, on the other hand, help to eliminate certain plaque buildup (like tartar) that you simply can’t get rid of when you brush or floss at home.
Dental exams and cleanings also give you a chance to discuss any oral health concerns with Dr. Cheney and his team, and to check in with a professional to make sure that your brushing and flossing techniques are effective.
How often should I get a dental exam and cleaning?
Dr. Cheney will work with you to determine a particular frequency based on the condition of your oral health and any unique needs you might have. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends that you get a professional cleaning at least twice a year.
What happens during a dental exam and cleaning?
Dental exams and cleanings can be broken down into three main categories: diagnostic services, preventive services, and educational services. Depending on your unique needs and how long it’s been since your last exam or cleaning, Dr. Cheney and his hygienists might not perform all of the following services, but some of what they do might include:
- Reviewing your medical history and making any necessary updates
- Screening you for oral cancer
- Evaluating the health of your gum tissue
- Checking how you bite, chew, and swallow
- Taking X-rays to check for tooth decay
- Removing plaque and tartar
- Removing stains
- Applying fluoride
- Applying sealants (for pediatric patients)
- Polishing teeth or restorations (like crowns and fillings)
- Cleaning and adjusting dentures
- Going over proper brushing and flossing techniques
- Counseling on nutrition
- Counseling on tobacco cessation
- Recommending any future treatments
You can also use your time during a dental exam to discuss any cosmetic treatments you might be interested in, such as teeth whitening, veneers, or botox and fillers.
Don’t wait to start developing good oral health habits. Schedule your dental exam and cleaning with Complete Dental Arts today by calling the offices or using the convenient online booking tool.