What to Expect during a Dental Check up
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, we invite you to schedule your dental check-up with Dr. Claros. At our Claros Dental Smiles office, we treat patients of all ages and are focused on improving the health and appearance of our patient’s smiles. We understand that not everyone is excited about dental care and that due to busy schedules, a lack of insurance, or general forgetfulness, a lot of people don’t visit the dentist with any regularity.
When you have a dental check-up, you will first meet with a hygienist or Dentist to begin. He or she will do teeth cleaning and will also use various tools to remove or scrape tartar and plaque away from teeth, polish teeth, take X-rays if necessary, and report their findings to the dentist or include it in your record.
After the teeth have been cleaned then the dentist will also do a quick teeth checkup, examine your soft palate, gums, neck, and throat for any abnormalities, and review any X-rays that may have been done. The dentist will then discuss your overall oral habits and health and recommend any additional dental work you may need to maintain oral health. It’s important to get a dental check-up at least once a year in order to maintain the health of your mouth and teeth to identify any problems early. For example, a build-up of tartar can cause some long-term issues.
Proper oral Hygiene is essential for healthy teeth and gums. This includes daily brushing and flossing. In addition, you should see our dentist regularly for dental exams and cleanings.