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What to Expect During Routine Dental Cleanings and Examinations with a Dental Team

Every dentist reminds their patients to visit regularly for cleanings and evaluations, but how often do these patients return as desired? Dental cleanings and evaluations are incredibly important in maintaining oral health and wellness, and our team of providers at Kalil Dental Associates encourages patients to come in and fully understand why ignoring these visits may be detrimental to one’s oral health and wellness.

What is done during a routine examination and cleaning?

Drs. Donna Kalil, Kenneth Kalil, and Jordan Thomas of Kalil Dental Associates provide recall visits for new and existing patients. During these visits, patients can expect the following:

  • X-rays – X-rays are used for helping dental professionals see inside the smile to determine health and wellness. X-rays can be a wonderful diagnostic tool to find problems that may not be visible during a physical examination. They may also be used in planning procedures such as the placement of dental implants.
  • Examination – a dental examination is both a physical examination and an examination of the smile using dental x-rays. This examination may be done by the hygienist or the dentist. Our provider may ask patients questions about their oral health habits or determine if patients have had any discomfort while brushing and flossing.
  • Cleaning – a dental cleaning is an effective and thorough way of addressing plaque, tartar, and calculus on the surfaces of the teeth and gums. Cleanings are done by our dental hygienists and can often get to hard-to-reach places within the smile that patients may have difficulty reaching.
  • Education – patients can take time during their dental visits to ask their dentist questions about their oral health. This is also a great time to speak to a professional about possible cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of the smile, including porcelain veneers, professional teeth whitening, and composite resin bonding solutions.

Ready for a dental cleaning?

Do not hesitate to contact the practice of Drs. Donna Kalil, Kenneth Kalil, and Jordan Thomas to learn more about the advantages of routine dental cleanings. Call Kalil Dental Associates today at one of our two conveniently located practices in the communities of Methuen, MA and Windham, NH to schedule your visit.