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To help maintain your healthiest and happiest smile, our Westbrook dentists recommend that you visit our office for regular dental exams and dental cleanings near Old Lyme, CT twice a year.
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 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.
Our 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.
Our 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, our 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!
Come experience Westbrook Dental! You will see that we offer quality dental fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges and dentures to patients in and around Westbrook, Madison, Clinton, Guilford, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Essex, Chester and Deep River, CT.