Having a dental practice perform a checkup and regular cleaning gives a preventive approach to dental care. These general dentistry treatments help prevent problems with your teeth, gums and jaw bones, or they catch and manage problems before they worsen. During your visit, our Buford general dentist will take a picture of the current standing of your dental health and what would be needed to keep your oral hygiene in its best state.
CLEANINGS AND EXAMS FAQS
Why are regular dental cleanings and exams important?
Regular dental cleanings and exams are crucial for maintaining optimal oral health. Cleanings help remove plaque and tartar, preventing cavities and gum disease, while exams allow our dentists to detect potential issues early on.
How often should I schedule a dental cleaning and exam?
For most patients, we recommend scheduling a dental cleaning and exam every six months. However, individual needs may vary based on oral health conditions. Your dentist will provide personalized recommendations during your visit.
Are dental cleanings painful?
Dental cleanings are generally not painful. Our skilled dental hygienists use gentle techniques to clean your teeth and gums. If you experience any discomfort, please communicate with our team, and we will ensure your comfort throughout the process.
What can I expect during a dental exam?
During a dental exam, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and overall oral health. They may take X-rays to detect hidden issues. The dentist will discuss any findings, address your concerns, and create a personalized treatment plan if necessary.
How can I maintain good oral hygiene between dental cleanings?
Maintaining good oral hygiene between dental cleanings is essential. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and use an antimicrobial mouthwash. Our dental team can provide personalized tips to enhance your at-home oral care routine.
How can I schedule a dental cleaning and exam at Great Smiles Buford Center?
Scheduling a dental cleaning and exam is easy! You can use our online appointment scheduling system.