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Exams & Cleanings

Preventive Care is Essential

One of the best things you can do for your smile is prevent problems from developing in the first place. While not every issue can be avoided, visiting your dentist every six months for an exam and a cleaning goes a long way towards mitigating major issues down the road.

Professional Cleanings

While brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing each evening is immensely helpful, a professional cleaning can remove bacteria and plaque that at-home care cannot. When you come into our office for a cleaning, our highly-skilled hygienists will utilize the latest dental technology to remove built-up plaque and tartar. This is also a time where they can clean your gums to help prevent the early stages of gingivitis before it evolves to a point where scaling and root planing are required. By the time your cleaning is over, your mouth will feel fresher and look more radiant than it did when initially came in.

Dental Exams

Once your teeth are cleaned, your dentist will conduct an examination of your teeth and gums. They will check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, misalignment, and more. When your dentist regularly inspects your mouth, they will be able to notice any developments or abnormalities and treat them accordingly. Ultimately, this goes a long way towards preventing the need for more serious procedures in the future.

Oral Cancer Screenings

When you come in for an examination, your dentist will also conduct an oral cancer screening. They will inspect your mouth for lesions, sores, ulcers, and other abnormalities. If your dentist does find anything out of the ordinary, they can take a tissue sample and send it to a lab for a biopsy. If anything is found, they can refer you to a specialist for additional care. Oral cancer can affect anyone regardless of age or overall health, so it is important to stay vigilant.

Contact Us To Learn More About Dental Exams & Cleanings

If it has been more than six months since your last exam, we invite you to schedule an appointment at Fort Bliss Family Dentistry in El Paso, TX today. We are located on Fort Bliss and are here for anyone with access to the base.