Dental Exam & Cleaning
Regular dental exams and teeth cleanings are essential for maintaining good oral health and preventing decay, disease and other dental problems. At Marino Dental on Darrow in Akron, Ohio, we offer comprehensive dental exam and teeth cleaning services to help our patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
During a dental exam, the dentist will conduct a thorough examination of the patient’s teeth, gums, and oral structures to identify any issues or potential problems. The exam will typically include:
- A visual examination of the teeth and gums
- An evaluation of the patient’s bite
- An examination of the soft tissue in the mouth
- Dental X-rays, as needed
- Oral cancer screening
- Discussion of the patient’s overall oral health and any concerns they may have
During a teeth cleaning, the dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar that may have accumulated on the teeth, both above and below the gum line. It’s a procedure that is performed by a dental hygienist to remove plaque, tartar and stains from the teeth. The process is fairly straightforward, but if you have anxiety, sedation dentistry is available. All you have to do is ask.
During the cleaning, the dental hygienist will first use a small mirror to examine your teeth and gums, looking for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health issues. Next, the hygienist will use special instruments, such as a scaler and curette, to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth, both above and below the gum line. This process, called scaling, is done gently but effectively. After all the plaque and tartar is removed, the hygienist will use a powered toothbrush and a special paste to polish the teeth. This removes any surface stains that may have accumulated on the teeth. The polishing process makes the teeth feel smooth and look shiny.
The hygienist will also floss between the teeth to remove any plaque and food particles that may be lodged in tight spaces. This is an important step in preventing tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.
Lastly, the hygienist will give you tips and advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene at home, including proper brushing and flossing techniques, and how to maintain a healthy diet. They will also discuss any concerns you may have, and answer any questions you may have.
Regular dental exams and teeth cleanings are the foundation of good oral health and can help prevent a wide range of dental problems. At Marino Dental on Darrow, we provide comprehensive dental exam and teeth cleaning services in Akron, OH to help our existing and new patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. We use the latest techniques and materials to ensure that your teeth are clean and healthy, and we will work with you to develop a personalized plan for maintaining your oral health.
We make sure that our patients feel comfortable and at ease during their visit, and we encourage you to ask any questions you may have.
If you haven’t had a dental exam and cleaning in a while, or if you have any concerns about your oral health, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us today. We’re here to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.