Dental Exams & Cleanings

At your dental exam, our Fullerton dentists will perform routine checks that are vital to your oral health. Dental X-rays provide insight to the condition of your teeth. Each individual tooth is examined and checked for decay. The gums and surrounding tissues are examined and evaluated for signs of oral cancer. All existing dental work and restorations (such as dental crowns and fillings) are also examined for possible decay, gum disease, bone loss, etc. In addition to home preventative dental care, dental cleanings are recommended every six months.

Cleaning

Periodontal cleanings are necessary periodically for the care of your gums and bone structures that support your teeth. Toxic bacteria from plaque can cause periodontal disease, also known as gum disease or gingivitis. If untreated, this can cause you to lose your teeth, and the breakdown of your soft tissues and bone, among other serious health problems. Through education and periodontal cleanings, we can restore your gums and supporting tissues to prevent further damage. Your dentist and hygienist will work closely to determine your recall timing needs to help maintain your periodontal condition.