Dental Cleaning and Examinations

Dental Cleaning and ExaminationsRegular checkups are just as important for the health of your mouth as they are for the overall health of your body. We recommend that patients schedule an appointment to have their teeth cleaned and examined by Dr. Scott Wyatt DDS at least two or three times a year. Those that are at risk for gum disease should be seen more frequently.

Preventative Dental Cleaning & Examinations

Regularly scheduled dental cleaning and examinations by Surrey Hills Dental Clinic can help to prevent a dental emergency. Many adults go far too long in between visits to the dentist. As a year or two goes by, infections can develop that can create a painful situation and lead to dental emergencies. For example, a minor cavity can be corrected with minimal discomfort but if the infection spreads into the center of the tooth the dental pulp can become infected and a root canal will become necessary. Fortunately, these types of infections can typically be avoided by scheduling an appointment twice a year with Dr. Scott Wyatt DDS. It is important to keep in mind that healthy teeth are also less likely to become damaged or injured so by staying in good health; you can prevent teeth from becoming cracked or chipped during an accident.

Here are some warning signs that can signal that you may be overdue for a professional dental cleaning by a highly skilled dental hygienist or a dentist in Oklahoma City:

  • gums that bleed easily
  • red, swollen, tender gums
  • gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • any change in the fit of partial dentures
Usually, getting a high-quality dental cleaning by a dentist every 3-4 months is sufficient to maintain good dental and gum health. However, some factors increase the risk of developing gum disease and may require more frequent dental cleaning and examinations:
  • poor oral hygiene
  • smoking or chewing tobacco
  • genetics
  • crooked teeth that are hard to keep clean
  • pregnancy
  • diabetes

Call Surrey Hills Dental Clinic today to schedule a dental cleaning appointment with Dr. Scott Wyatt DDS to have your teeth painlessly and carefully cleaned and polished or for a dental exam and consultation on how to improve your oral and gum health.