Dental Cleanings & Exams
Daily brushing and flossing contribute to keeping your teeth healthy. However, tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems still have the potential to manifest. Professional dental cleanings and exams are essential to prevent unwanted dental problems. At Lefler Dental, our convenient and comfortable cleaning and exam appointments can help keep your teeth healthy!Schedule your Appointment
How often should I schedule dental cleanings and exams?
A dental cleaning and dental check up are two of the most important treatments our office offers. Most patients should schedule a dental cleaning and exam twice a year. However, every patient’s needs will always be different. More frequent visits are typically recommended for patients with gum disease or a history of cavities. By attending a dental cleaning and exam at least every six months, you are putting your oral health in the best possible position.
What can I expect during a dental cleaning?
Our exam and teeth cleaning in Hot Springs Village is quick and easy. Dr. Lefler and our hygienist will perform a comprehensive dental check up, completing any necessary imaging. If the dental exam shows no issues, our hygienist will move forward with the cleaning. During the dental cleaning, our hygienist will remove plaque from teeth and tartar from your teeth and gum line, polish your teeth, and floss and finish with an optional fluoride treatment.
Do I need to get an X-ray at a dental cleaning?
X-rays have become expected as part of dental cleaning and exams. X-rays help Dr. Lefler and our team identify issues like cavities between teeth, impacted teeth, or damaged bone that might not be visible during a physical or visual exam. Though an X-ray is often part of the cleaning and exam process, most patients do not have to receive X-rays more than once a year. X-rays are a valuable tool in maintaining optimal oral health.Contact Us