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At Westbrook Dental, your dental health is our top priority. To help maintain your healthiest and happiest smile, our Westbrook dentists recommend that you visit our dental office in Westbrook, CT, twice a year for regular dental exams and dental cleanings.
A dental cleaning removes calculus (tartar) and plaque from your teeth both above and below your gumline. Even the most stringent at-home brushing and flossing regimen cannot fully clean your teeth of all tartar and plaque, but our special dental instruments at Westbrook Dental can get rid of anything that’s stubbornly clinging to your smile. We finish your dental cleaning with a thorough teeth polishing, which can remove stains and any residual plaque that did not come off during the rest of the dental cleaning.
Once your teeth have been cleaned and polished, our Westbrook dentist will also perform a dental exam to ensure that you are going home free of any underlying dental concerns. This exam will address the following:
Dental x-rays are necessary for finding decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. For children, these x-rays are also used to diagnose developmental problems that can arise when new teeth are growing in.
Your dentist will check your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
The gums and bone around your teeth will be examined for any signs of periodontal (gum) disease.
Your dentist will test the surfaces of all your teeth to ensure that no decay or cavities are forming.
If you already have any fillings, crowns, or other dental restorations, your dentist will also check each of these to confirm that they are still in strong shape.
Once you’ve been given a clean bill of dental health, don’t forget to continue your valuable at-home brushing and flossing regimen!
We look forward to seeing you!