Here at William G. Ziecina D.D.S., P.C., we offer comprehensive dental exams and teeth cleanings to our patients. If you are due for professional cleaning or have any questions, feel free to contact us today.
Your dentist in Shelby Township recommends bi-annual teeth cleanings several reasons. First, during a professional cleaning, a hygienist will carefully remove plaque and tartar buildup. We will also clean the hard to reach areas below the gumline. After each tooth is completely clean, we will floss then polish your teeth. Some patients receive a topical fluoride application at this point.
Once the cleaning is done, your Shelby Township dentist will perform the exam. A dental exam allows your dentist to keep track of the condition of your mouth. At this appointment, your dentist will explore your mouth carefully, looking for any issues that need attention. The goal is to detect any oral health concerns early and treat them before they become major problems. In addition, we will review your oral care routine at home if you need to improve your current dental hygiene habits.
As mentioned, the aim of a dental examination is to find budding problems before they become bigger. This will help you avoid pain and save you money! So, we carefully examine every tooth. Your dentist looks for signs of decay, damage, disease, infection and more. We want to fix whatever we may find as soon as possible.
Traditional x-rays and digital imaging are helpful tools for viewing inside of your teeth and beneath your gums. Cavities are often diagnosed with an x-ray. Imaging is also helpful for uncovering other teeth and gum problems that need treatment.
During your routine examination, we will also discuss proper oral hygiene practices at home. At William G. Ziecina D.D.S., P.C. we believe that good oral care at home is extremely important. For this reason, we will address any areas that may need improvement so you can achieve or maintain a healthy smile.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please call us today!