Professional Teeth Cleanings & Dental Exams in Johnson City, TN

Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums (and we know that you do!) it’s still important to visit our office regularly to receive routine dental cleanings and exams. Haven’t been to the dentist in a while? That’s okay! Our Johnson City dental team would be happy to help you wherever you are in your oral health journey. Contact our office today!

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What issues do dentists check for during a dental exam?

During a dental exam, dentists check for a variety of issues, including cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. They also assess the health of your teeth, gums, and bite. Once that has been evaluated, our team checks the alignment of your teeth and jaw, inspects existing dental work, and assesses the overall health of your mouth to ensure there are no other underlying problems.

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Do dental cleanings whiten your teeth?

Dental cleanings can help whiten your teeth by removing surface stains caused by food, drinks, and smoking. During your cleanings, your dental hygienist uses special tools to remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can contribute to tooth discoloration. While cleanings may slightly improve overall appearance, they will not brighten your teeth in a noticeable way like our professional teeth whitening treatments, which can help you achieve your ideal shade of white.

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Why are cleanings and exams necessary?

Cleanings and exams are essential for maintaining good oral health. Regular cleanings remove plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing alone can’t eliminate, preventing cavities and gum disease. Exams allow our team to detect problems early, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer, which can be treated more effectively if caught early. These preventive measures help ensure long-term dental health and can save you from more extensive and costly treatments in the future.

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How many routine dental visits should I schedule per year?

Most dental professionals recommend scheduling two routine dental visits per year, approximately six months apart. Depending on your specific dental needs and risk factors, such as a history of gum disease or frequent cavities, we may recommend that you schedule one or two additional visits per year to maintain optimal oral health.

Schedule your next cleaning and exam with our team today, and we will be happy to assess your smile and make personalized recommendations just for you.

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