Dental Exams & Cleanings

Sacramento, CA

Maintaining your oral health is essential to your overall well-being and quality of life. Routine dental exams and cleanings are the cornerstones of preventive dental care, halting the onset or progression of dental disease. At Greenhaven Dental Care, our goal is to help you enjoy a healthy, radiant smile that lasts a lifetime.

Prevention - The Key to Long-Term Healthy Smiles

Preventing dental problems before they arise is the primary goal of routine dental exams. Just like regular check-ups with your healthcare provider, dental exams help identify potential problems before they become major concerns. Dr. Chao and his team will assess your oral health, address emerging issues, and provide oral hygiene tips and guidance to help you maintain optimal dental health.

Your New Patient Exam - What You Can Expect

The initial dental exam serves as the foundation for your oral care journey. After welcoming you, we will take your medical and dental history and ask you about your current concerns. We may also take digital dental x-rays to get a closer look at your underlying oral structures to reveal issues not visible during a physical examination.

Dr. Chao will perform a comprehensive exam to establish a baseline for your future oral care. He will evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and any dental restorations. He will also evaluate your bite (occlusion) and TMJs to ensure everything is on track. Dr. Chao may make recommendations for preventive or restorative treatments to ensure your smile stays healthy and sound.

Regular Dental Visits - Preventive Care Tailored to Your Smile

Most dental professionals recommend dental visits every six months for patients in good oral health. If, however, you have periodontal disease, we may recommend more frequent dental care.

Your regular dental visits are similar to new patient exams. They involve taking digital x-rays and conducting a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, and oral structures to track changes in your oral health and address any problems as they develop. We will also perform an oral cancer screening to identify any abnormal tissues, ensuring prompt treatment.

Dental Cleanings - Refresh Your Smile

Regular dental cleanings are another cornerstone of maintaining your oral health. These cleanings go beyond what regular brushing and flossing can achieve. Our dental hygienist will gently remove plaque and tartar (calculus) buildup from your teeth and gum line, which helps lower the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. At Greenhaven Dental Care, we use an ultrasonic scaler to gently blast away stubborn plaque, tartar, and surface tooth stains, minimizing your discomfort and enhancing your patient experience.

After your dental cleaning, we may recommend fluoride treatment to strengthen your tooth enamel. We may also offer tips on at-home hygiene care to ensure your teeth stay healthy and bright between dental visits.

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Dental Exams and Cleanings Near Me in Sacramento, CA

Dental exams and cleanings are integral to maintaining a healthy and radiant smile. By focusing on prevention and early intervention, we strive to ensure you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come. Are you ready to take charge of your oral health?

We invite you to call 916-395-1900 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!

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