Routine Exams & Cleanings

At Family Roots Dentistry, we believe that regular dental exams and professional dental cleanings are essential to maintaining optimal oral health. That is why the American Dental Association recommends that everyone receive a dental check-up at least twice a year. Our team of experienced dental hygienists and dentists are thorough yet efficient and provide you with a comfortable, high-quality visit every time.

During your appointment, we will:

  • Take digital x-rays (radiographs) and intraoral pictures, if needed for your situation
  • Complete an oral cancer screening of the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, and gums
  • Evaluate the gums and bone that support your teeth for any signs of disease and infection, such as periodontitis (bone loss around the teeth)
  • Gently remove harmful plaque and calculus (tartar) that can contribute to cavities, gum disease, and bone loss around the teeth if left untreated
  • Polish your teeth to remove any remaining plaque and stain
  • Perform a jaw joint and muscles analysis
  • Use of a radiation-free laser pen (Diagnodent) that helps detect changes in tooth structure, such as the presence of cavities
  • Examine all tooth surfaces for signs of tooth decay
  • Examine any dental work that you already have

Routine check-ups are one of the easiest ways that you can prevent dental disease as well as avoid serious and costly dental problems. Call us to schedule an appointment so that we can help you maintain a healthy, confident, and beautiful smile.