Dental Exams and Cleanings

Preventing Problems Before They Start

Our office is not only dedicated to your smile, we're also dedicated to your overall wellness. We take a holistic approach to your dental care with routine cleanings, exams, and and oral cancer screening.

By routinely seeing us for exams and cleanings, you can:

  • Prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath
  • Save money by avoiding costly and extensive dental procedures
  • Have a smile that will last a lifetime

The Exam

During your exam, Dr. Grider will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, evaluate joint function and force distribution. She will also feel the tissue of your mouth and throat to detect any abnormalities.

If we find an area of concern, we may perform a simple test, such as a brush test, which collects cells from a suspicious lesion in the mouth to be sent to a laboratory for analysis. If this test comes back atypical or positive, we may recommend a biopsy.

Professional Cleanings

Our hygienist will update your health history, review current medications, and update necessary X-rays. Your hygiene care may include a prophylaxis, or Periodontal Maintenance. The diagnosis for your care will be determined by the dentist.

Using the most current methods and technology, our hygienist will  clean your teeth carefully to remove any hard mineral buildup (tartar), polish, floss, and make recommendations for fluoride applications.

We may also make recommendations for the effects of dry mouth, healthier gums, and stronger teeth for a lifetime.

The health of your teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being of your entire body, and while routine brushing and flossing at home is necessary to keep your smile looking its best, visiting our office for a comprehensive exam and cleaning is essential. 

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