Cleanings, Exams & Digital X-Rays

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Teeth Cleanings at The Hills Family Dentistry

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing once per day. These are foundational habits for maintaining oral health. Alongside these, the ADA stresses the importance of regular dental cleanings and exams, which our team at The Hills Family Dentistry is eager to provide.

Teeth Cleaning in San Marcos - The Hills Family Dentistry

Professional Dental Cleanings

Professional cleanings, advised by the ADA to be done at least twice a year, are crucial for preventing dental problems. These cleanings are meticulously performed by our friendly hygienists—Mea, Tamara, Meena, Rachel, and Elissa—who remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from every part of your mouth, including those hard-to-reach areas. The process includes thorough scraping, polishing to make your teeth shine, and flossing to remove any remaining debris. We also offer fluoride treatments when necessary.

Dental Exams

Dental exams are recommended twice a year, typically during your cleaning visits. These exams allow our great dentists, Dr. Martin and Dr. Thomas, to detect oral health issues early. They thoroughly check your teeth and gums, perform oral cancer screenings, and discuss any findings along with recommended treatments.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a fundamental part of your dental care, allowing us to view the hidden areas of your mouth. They help us diagnose issues not visible to the naked eye, ensuring that we provide the best possible care and treatment plans.

Schedule Your Dentist Appointment

Combining professional dental care with your home routine significantly enhances your oral health. If it's time for your check-up, contact The Hills Family Dentistry today at (760) 798-7166 to book your appointment.

Benefits of Regular Dental Cleanings, Exams, and Digital X-Rays

Dental Cleanings:

  • What it is: A hygienist thoroughly removes plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth, including hard-to-reach areas, using specialized instruments. This prevents gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Benefits: Fresher breath, whiter teeth, reduced risk of cavities and gum disease, improved overall oral health.
  • Frequency: Typically recommended every 6 months, but individual needs may vary.

Dental Exams:

  • What it is: A comprehensive examination by your dentist to assess your oral health. This includes checking for cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and other potential issues.
  • Benefits: Early detection and prevention of dental problems, personalized treatment recommendations, maintaining a healthy smile.
  • Frequency: Usually recommended alongside cleanings, every 6-12 months.

Digital X-Rays:

  • What it is: Advanced imaging technology that captures detailed pictures of your teeth, jaws, and underlying bone structure. This provides information invisible to the naked eye.
  • Benefits: Early detection of hidden dental problems like cavities between teeth, bone loss, and root infections, more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning, reduced radiation exposure compared to traditional x-rays.
  • Frequency: Varies depending on individual needs and dental history. Your dentist will recommend the appropriate interval.

Schedule Your Teeth Cleaning Today!

Keep your oral health in top shape by scheduling your professional cleaning and exam today. Contact us at (760) 798-7166 or click here to make your appointment with The Hills Family Dentistry!