Dental Exams & Cleaning

Keep Your Smile Healthy and Strong with a Regular Teeth Cleaning and Exam

Regular dental exams and teeth cleanings are key to any winning smile. At Center Ridge Dental Professionals, we make sure that our patients come first by making sure every person who comes through our doors stays comfortable and informed. With over 30 years of experience in North Ridgeville, our staff and dentists are here to make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy. Keep your teeth clean and pristine by scheduling your regular dental exam today.

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Why Are Dental Cleanings and Exams Important?

It is critical to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy with regular dental cleanings and exams. These regular checkups allow your dentist to make sure your gums and teeth are continuing to stay healthy. Our teeth cleanings work to remove any plague and tarter buildup that can damage your oral health if not removed regularly. Regular dental exams and cleanings with Center Ridge Dental Professionals also gives our dentists in North Ridgeville a better opportunity to catch any signs of gum disease, cavities or oral cancer. A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.

Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet.  It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.

Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth.

Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.

How often should you have your teeth cleaned and examined?

At Center Ridge Dental Professionals, we believe in catering to each patient’s needs. During your teeth cleaning your dentist will make a recommendation for how often you need to visit based on your overall oral health and risk. If you keep up good oral hygiene habits and your mouth is generally healthy then you can expect your dentist to recommend a professional teeth cleaning and exam twice a year. Many Insurance policies will offer and cover two cleanings a year.

What to Expect from Your Dental Exam in North Ridgeville

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include the following:

1. Examination of Diagnostic X-rays (radiographs):

This is essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.

2. Oral Cancer Screening:

Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.

3. Gum Disease Evaluation:

Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.

4. Examination of Tooth Decay:

All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.

5. Examination of Existing Restorations:

Check current fillings, crowns, etc.

What to Expect from Your Professional Teeth Cleaning in North Ridgeville

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your teeth cleaning appointment with Center Ridge Dental Professionals will include the following:

1. Removal of Calculus (tartar):

Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.

2. Removal of Plaque:

Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!

3. Teeth Polishing:

Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Ready to Improve Your Smile?

Center Ridge Dental Professionals has been serving the community of North Ridgeville for over 30 years. Our dentists, hygienists, and staff are dedicated to providing you with a comfortable dental exam and teeth cleaning every time. See why our patients choose us every time by scheduling your next exam and cleaning today!

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