Dental cleanings and exams are key to maintaining a healthy mouth and smile. Our dentist and team offer these preventive services to monitor your oral health and ensure you are receiving all the care you need. Call Boones Ferry Dental at 503-699-6699 to make your appointment with Dr. Patrick Morrissey and learn more about dental cleanings and exams in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Dental cleanings and exams are routine and necessary preventive procedures. You will receive a dental cleaning and exam at each checkup, during which we will do the following:
- Remove plaque or tartar (dental calculus) from your teeth to clean them and help prevent tooth decay and gum, or periodontal, disease
- Polish and floss your teeth to help your smile shine
- Check your smile and mouth for any signs of dental or oral health issues
During your exam, we may use X-rays to check on the status of your smile and see if it requires additional care. Dental cleanings and exams allow us to help you keep your mouth and smile healthy and avoid cavities and periodontal disease. They also help us to catch and take care of harmful dental conditions early on.
We encourage you to come in every six months to receive your dental cleaning and exam. If needed, our dentist may ask you to come in for additional cleanings. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, such as an injury or constant pain, contact us. To learn more and schedule an appointment with us, call us today. We look forward to seeing you and your smile!