Exams and Cleanings

Tucson Dental Exam & Teeth Cleaning

If you’re brushing and flossing daily, you’re already doing a great job taking care of your oral health. Another important step to ensuring your best oral health is to visit your dentist regularly. It’s recommended that you have a dental cleaning and exam twice a year (every six months) to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Come see us at Frank Son, DDS in Tucson, AZ for your exam and cleaning.

Dental Exam

When you visit Frank Son, DDS for an exam, you can expect a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, and overall oral health. Your dentist will check for signs of cavities on your teeth and for the development of gingivitis in your gums. This includes inflammation or tissue loss. Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease, so by catching it early, you can more effectively treat it and restore your teeth and gums to health, avoiding the risk of needing a tooth extraction. X-rays may also be taken during this visit; they are usually taken once a year.

Dental Cleaning

Following your exam, a dental hygienist will usually be the one to perform your cleaning. First, he or she will remove traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth. Special dental tools such as a scaler will be used to clean in between the teeth and along the gum line. After this, your hygienist will brush your teeth using a high-powered electric toothbrush and special toothpaste. The toothpaste used at your dentist office has a grittier consistency than the one you use at home, allowing it to scrub the tooth surfaces more thoroughly and gently polish them. The cleaning usually ends with an expert flossing, which will remove any remaining plaque and toothpaste from in between your teeth. The flossing will also alert your hygienist of potential trouble spots if they observe any bleeding. You will rinse your mouth at the end of the cleaning to get rid of remaining debris. For teeth whitening in Lowell Road you can get in touch with one of our dentists because we offer only the top-notch services.

Brushing and flossing are effective for keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Regular cleanings at Frank Son, DDS help to remove the remaining traces of harmful plaque and tartar to ensure that your teeth and gums stay as healthy as possible in Tucson.