See How We Do Cleanings and Exams
When you come to our office and you get your teeth cleaned, it’s just a title, because we really know that we’re offering so much more to our patients. We’re reviewing health histories, we’re checking any of their appliances, dentures, polishing them, making sure everything fits well, doing an oral cancer screening every six months that we see our patients.
Once a year, we like to update our films, the simple ones. Every three years, though, we like to do a full series. That is our standard of care and the ADA is behind me on that. With COVID having happened, we’ve found that there are a lot of patients that just have not been out to the dentist and such, and we understand that. But at this time, that length of time of not being seen regularly at a dentist, cavities do occur. Like rust, decay does not go away. We need to remove all of it and take care of that.
If another six months goes by, it could be the difference between just needing another filling versus now it needs a root canal and a crown. We try to help our patients to see that the value of coming in every six months for preventative dentistry is going to far outweigh what the cost could be that if one avoids dentistry for too long.