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Dental Checkups & Professional Teeth Cleanings

Family smiling togetherKeeping your smile whole and healthy is always the top priority for the Ocean City dentist and team at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry. The best way to ensure you obtain and maintain your healthiest smile, is to keep a thorough at-home and in-office oral hygiene routine. It’s much easier to preserve a healthy smile than it is to repair a smile once the damage is done. While each patient receives an individual plan to maintain optimal oral health, six month dental checkups and teeth cleanings are essential for everyone.

What to Expect at Your Checkup & Teeth Cleaning Appointment

During your biannual trips to our office, we want you to feel completely at ease. One way to feel more comfortable in our Ocean City dentistry practice is to learn more about the treatment process. At every checkup, you’ll receive:

Diagnostics

We capture diagnostic images using digital x-rays and photos. This allows us to clearly see the inner and outer structures of teeth. Best of all, we can view these digital images right away on chairside computer monitors. The scans can be enlarged or enhanced, so patients have a better understanding of their oral health concerns. This makes explaining oral health issues and treatment options much simpler.

Examination & Screening

In addition to diagnostic imagining, we’ll also complete a visual and manual examination of your oral and facial structures. During these examinations, we are screening for common oral health issues including tooth decay, gum disease, teeth grinding and clenching, TMJ dysfunction, and oral cancer. By looking for the warning signs and symptoms of these dental health conditions in the earliest stages, we’re able to provide conservative treatment options that preserve the greatest amount of healthy tooth structure.

Teeth Cleaning

A skilled dental hygienist will carefully remove all plaque and tartar buildup. While most plaque is removed during daily brushing and flossing, this sticky, acidic substance can harden into tartar very quickly. Unfortunately tartar, sometimes called calculus, can’t be removed without the assistance of a professional dental hygienist. Additionally, one of our team members will be happy to answer any questions you have to help you maximize your at-home hygiene routine.

Consultation

Perhaps the most important aspect of every dental checkup, the consultation is your opportunity to sit down one-on-one with the dentist to discuss the results of our oral health assessment. We’ll partner with you to create a personalized plan to maintain your healthy smile. Our team will also be happy to answer any questions you have at this time. We want you to feel completely confident in the results of your smile.

Scared of Visiting the Dentist? We Can Help!

At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, we are all about comfort. Our team has years of experience working with patients who need a little extra care, when they visit the dentist. We know that despite our best efforts to provide gentle dental care, some patients will need a little extra help feeling comfortable in our office. That’s why we provide nitrous oxide, oral conscious, and IV sedation options for our patients, and we can help you find a sedation dentistry option that meets your needs.