Cleanings and Dental Exams

The first step of effective preventive care begins with making a semi-annual appointment with Dr. Nadler or Dr. Sheth-Nadler and one of our highly trained hygienists. Regular healthy dental hygiene cleanings and exams play a major role in the removal of destructive tartar buildup which, if left untreated, can lead to gum disease and bone loss.

During your dental cleaning/exam, our team will also look for signs of any decay or other dental issues that might need short or long-term attention. That way we can help catch and treat cavities early before they can cause pain or further damage.

See your dentist every 6 months for optimum preventive care

Regular checkups are the best way to keep up with and get ahead of any potential problems. That’s why we recommend a semi-annual visit for healthy cleanings and exams so you can avoid painful and costly problems and stop them before they start. Problems like:

Cavities and tooth decay
Gingivitis gum disease
Periodontitis – gum inflammation
Halitosis – bad breath

What to expect from a dental cleaning and exam:

Complete preventive care can make a world of difference in the long-term health of your teeth and gums. That’s why we do a thorough examination to look for signs of potential problems, such as cavities or gum disease, or even mouth, face, and jaw issues.

First and foremost, you can expect a comprehensive cleaning by one of our skilled hygienists. They will remove any built-up plaque and tartar, take X-rays if needed, and floss your teeth. The hygienist will look for any underlying or potential problems and convey any findings to the doctor.

After your cleaning, Dr. Nadler or Dr. Sheth-Nadler will thoroughly examine your mouth looking for any cracked, loose or decayed teeth. The doctor will also do an oral cancer screening, checking for growths or sores in and around your mouth.

General cleaning and examinations include:

Thorough cleaning – we remove plaque, stains and tartar buildup
Periodontal exam – we check gums for inflammation or any indication of disease
Early cavity detection – we check for signs of decay so we can treat cavities early
Intra-oral photo inventory – we identify each tooth as a baseline for future visits
Oral cancer screening – we check for sores or unusual growths around the mouth
Orthodontic evaluation, if needed – this can be done to see if your bite or bone structure can benefit from further orthodontic correction
Digital x-rays, if needed – we take x-rays for a more detailed view of teeth and gums
TMJ exam, if needed – we examine head, neck, and jaw for signs of any TMJ issues
Fluoride treatment (if needed) – we check to see if fluoride might benefit you by remineralizing your teeth while fighting plaque and decay
Dr. Nadler or Dr.Sheth-Nadler will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about your oral health and treatment plan.

Don’t put it off – call (330) 847-0676 right now to schedule your next oral exam and cleaning.