Regular Exams & Cleanings
At Kenmore Smiles Family Dentistry, we provide patients living in Kenmore and the surrounding areas with regular dental examinations and cleanings. Although this is perhaps the most basic service we offer, we consider it the most important type of care for every patient. It’s our goal to keep all of our patients as healthy as possible, and regular cleanings and exams are essential to maintaining good oral health.
Why Prioritize Preventative Care and Dental Health Screenings?
A healthy body depends on the health of your teeth and gums, as oral infections such as periodontal disease can lead to body-wide systemic health problems. The best way to ensure a healthy mouth and body is by preventing problems from occurring in the first place or catching oral health concerns that do crop up early enough to arrest the progression of disease and administer effective treatment.
Preventative care is also almost always much less costly and more pleasant than the procedures required for treating oral health problems, such as filling cavities, deep cleaning periodontal disease, or having a root canal.
What to Expect During Your Dental Check Up
During your regular dental exam, a dental hygienist will scale, polish, and rinse your teeth to remove the plaque, tartar, and stains that build up between professional cleanings. Our dentist will then examine your teeth, mouth, gums, throat, and neck looking for signs of any potential problems. This will likely include a visual examination, manually palpating tissues, and possibly taking dental x-rays.
If Dr. Mott notices any potential signs of disease or anything else unusual, he will discuss further steps with you regarding diagnosis and additional treatment. During your appointment, you’ll also have the opportunity to ask the dentist about any oral health concerns you have, from talking about symptoms you’ve been experiencing, such as sensitivity, to learning about flossing techniques and recommended toothbrushes for preventing gum disease.
Schedule Appointments in Kenmore for Your Whole Family
With Kenmore Smiles Family Dentistry and our sister practice, Kenmore Pediatric Dentistry located side by side, our Kenmore dental health complex is fully equipped to provide comprehensive dental care to your entire family, so you can take care of all your dental needs in one, convenient location. With convenience and quality of care in mind, we welcome you to contact our office to schedule your family’s six-month or annual dental check ups today.