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Dental Exams and Cleanings Hartford
Protecting your dental health begins with preventive care. We recommend maintaining regular dental exams and cleanings. These procedures are important as they help detect and prevent dental issues such as decay, periodontal disease, infection, and tooth loss.
Learn more about dental exams and cleanings below. As always, contact Dental Smiles of Hartford for a consultation.
What happens during a dental exam and cleaning?
A dental exam is usually performed first. This helps the dentist to detect any issues that may need urgent attention. Likewise, he or she will discuss any issues that may require attention after the dental cleaning. Dental X-rays may be a part of the exam. These images help to detect underlying issues that may otherwise go undetected.
In short, the dentist will assess the teeth, gums, and bite. The dentist is checking for cavities, gum disease, loss of bone, and other dental health issues.
If dental X-rays are needed, your upper body will be covered with an apron-like garment made of a protective material that shields you from radiation. X-rays are quite safe and an effective way to diagnose oral issues.
Professional Dental Cleanings
Your dental cleanings are done by the hygienists. They use special tools like brushes and polishers with flavored tooth polish for your enjoyment. They will clean and lightly scale your teeth and take away the plaque, tartar and other food debris stuck and on the teeth.
They will have the initial look for issues and record them for the dentist. If they see no real issues then the cleaning can transpire. Ultrasonic scalers are used along with other instruments to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Then polished with a sandy textured tooth polish. The teeth will emerge from the cleaning shiny with smooth textured.
A professional tooth cleaning is a great way to keep your mouth healthy and give a boost to your oral health routine.
Schedule your dental exam and cleaning with Dental Smiles of Hartford. Our friendly team will assist you and answer any questions you may have. New patients are always welcome. Call (860) 956-5555 or book an appointment online here.