Dental Exams And Cleanings

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Cleanings & Checkups

Preventive dental care starts with cleanings and checkups. Your daily oral hygiene routine is important to prevent decay, tartar and gum infections by removing plaque and bacteria, but you still need professional dental care. The American Dental Association and our team at Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates recommend that most people have a cleaning and checkup at least every six months. Our dental practice offers cleanings and checkups for new and existing patients at our office in Edmonds and Renton, WA.

Routine professional dental cleanings are one of the best ways to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Your daily brushing and flossing are important, but there are some areas that can be missed with home oral care. During a dental cleaning, our hygienist can carefully examine your teeth and gums for any signs of periodontal disease or gingivitis. If there are signs of gum disease, treatment may be recommended. You will also receive a thorough teeth cleaning, removing tartar and plaque to protect your smile from decay and gum disease.

Comprehensive Dental Exams

Decay, chips or cracks in your teeth can cause extensive damage. If you have dental exams regularly, these issues can be detected early and fixed before they cause serious tooth damage. Our dentists perform physical exams of the teeth and gums, looking for any signs of disease, decay or structural damage. You may also receive x-rays to examine your teeth more thoroughly. After your exam, your dentist will discuss any oral health concerns or treatments that are needed.

If it has been longer than six months since your last dental visit, schedule an appointment at our Edmonds or Renton location for a checkup and cleaning. These preventive visits can help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile and reduce the need for dental treatments. Contact Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates today to make your appointment.