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What to Expect When Getting a Regular Cleaning and Exam

October 25, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Fernando Archuleta
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Your checkup and dental cleaning in Germantown, MD, is noninvasive and painless. In fact, you might even find your teeth cleaning relaxing! You recline in a comfortable chair while your hygienist gently cleans and polishes your teeth. You can expect to spend up to an hour or longer with us, depending on the findings. 

Following your checkup and teeth cleaning—or before—we encourage your questions. We want to ensure that you understand the treatment and the best practices for your oral health.

Your Teeth Cleaning and Dental Checkup in Germantown, MD

If you haven’t kept up on regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings, or if it’s been so long since you’ve seen the dentist that you don’t recall the preventive process, don’t worry. We won’t judge! We only want to restore your oral health and get you back on track.

If you’re coming back to the dentist after several years, here’s what to expect during your time with the dentist:

  • A friendly and thorough dental checkup
  • X-rays to determine if you have underlying issues
  • An oral cancer screening
  • A periodontal assessment

germantown woman flossing teeth Your dentist may recommend additional preventive measures like a dental sealant or fluoride treatment to promote fewer cavities and stronger dental enamel.

For your teeth cleaning, your hygienist removes tartar accumulation with special dental instruments and is always happy to offer advice for optimal at-home brushing and flossing.

So, at your dental exam and teeth cleaning, expect a friendly and thorough team who are happy to answer your questions and set you on the right course for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Your Role in a Healthy Smile

Brush and floss your teeth following all meals or at least twice daily—and always before bed. And never hesitate to call our dental office if you have questions or concerns, especially about oral health changes since your last dental visit.

For General Dentistry in Germantown, MD, Contact Us

Remember, you should visit your dentist every six months for the best results. If you’re ready to arrange a checkup and teeth cleaning, give us a call today.

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