While it’s true that maintaining good oral hygiene habits each and every day is extremely important in order to maintain your oral health, you and your family will still need to visit the dentist at least twice a year for dental exams & cleanings. No matter how diligent you are with your own daily routines, you’ll need a professional cleaning to remove all the plaque and tartar that builds up over time. At Austin Family Dentistry, we’re pleased to provide these services to our many patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area.
Top Reasons to Visit Austin Family Dentistry for Dental Exams & Cleanings
- Dr. Smitherman employs only experienced and highly trained dental hygienists in her Austin, TX office
- Regular dental exams & cleanings are a vital part of a thorough oral health care routine
- The staff at Austin Family Dentistry is accustomed to caring for patients of all ages – from the very youngest members of your family to the elderly
What You Should Know About Dental Exams & Cleanings
A typical dental exam & cleaning will include several difference services, some of which are performed by one of our trained hygienists, while others are done by Dr. Smitherman herself. Most dental exams & cleanings include:
- A thorough examination of your teeth for signs of tooth decay
- A complete check of your gums for signs of periodontal disease or bone loss
- An examination of existing dental work, such as crowns, fillings, implants, etc.
- An oral cancer screening
- X-rays (when necessary)
Regular dental exams & cleanings not only keep your teeth and gums healthy, they also ensure that any early signs of oral cancer and other conditions, such as gum disease or bone loss, can be detected early on. If you have young children at home, taking them into the dentist on a regular basis will help them grow accustomed to dental visits.
Contact Austin Family Dentistry Today to Schedule an Appointment
If you or a family member are due for a dental exam & cleaning, contact our office today to make an appointment. We are proud to provide the finest dental services available to patients of all ages and from throughout the Austin, TX area.