Exams and Cleanings in Tampa, FL
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), people should visit the same dental office twice a year to receive regular exams and cleanings. These treatments form essential components of preventive dentistry, which focus on keeping the teeth healthy and strong so that future problems don’t develop. At Carrollwood Dental Studio in Tampa, we offer comprehensive treatments using the latest technology. We can detect any issues early, and also keep your smile healthy through careful procedures and thorough cleaning.
The Purpose of Exams
During an exam at Carrollwood Dental Studio, our dentist will perform a thorough visual and tactile exam of your teeth, gums, and other soft tissues in the mouth. The goal is to be able to identify potential problems early so they can be treated and don’t have a chance to worsen. It’s important to see the same dentist over the years so that we can then become accustomed to your mouth and smile, helping us notice any changes faster than someone new.
During a biannual exam, our dentist will check for:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Unusual lumps or bumps
- Patches on the gums
When caught early, these issues don’t have a chance to become serious.
The Purpose of Cleanings
Professional dental cleaning is meant to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar that appears on the teeth over time. Although you might brush and floss at home, most people are unable to remove all of the buildups on their teeth, even with an electric toothbrush and floss. This is because of poor oral hygiene techniques and the lower efficiency of at-home dental tools.
At Carrollwood Dental Studio, we use specialized picks, scrapers, mirrors, and other tools to identify pockets that can cause tooth decay, infections, and gum disease. We can then remove them to help your teeth and gums remain healthy for the next six months.
How to Receive Treatment
If you are looking for a regular preventive dentist in Tampa, contact Carrollwood Dental Studio today. We perform exams and cleanings during the same appointment and offer education on proper oral hygiene and brushing techniques for extra health at home.