Dental Exam and Cleanings
Professional Dental Exams and Cleanings
Professional exams and cleanings are important for everyone, no matter how good their home oral hygiene may be. Regular exams ensure that any problems are identified in their early stages, when they are more easily treatable. Additionally, professional cleanings can remove bacterial growth that home care is unable to reach. Dr. Levine recommends a dental exam and regular cleanings, the frequency of which varies according to individual patients’ needs and goals.
During a routine dental hygiene visit, a highly skilled dental hygienist uses special instruments and techniques for a thorough cleaning. This removes bacteria from parts of the mouth that a toothbrush and floss simply cannot reach, such as below the gumline.
Next, Dr. Levine performs an exam to check for signs of cavities, gum disease or other problems that could threaten oral health. X-rays and digital photos are used for screening for decay in areas that aren’t visible, as well as diagnosing and managing problems. Dr. Levine also speaks with her patients about their at-home oral hygiene, diet, and lifestyle, offering her recommendations and answering any questions.
Professional Dental Exams and Cleanings Near Me in Irvine, CA
To learn more about Dental Exams and Cleanings, please contact our office to request a free informational consultation with us today!