Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Preventing Problems Before They Start
The health of your teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being
of your entire body, and while routine brushing and flossing at home is
necessary to keep your smile looking at its best, visiting us at Brewer
Dental Center for a comprehensive exam and cleaning is essential. The
American Dental Association recommends that you visit the dentist every
six months to ensure your teeth stay healthy and your smile stays beautiful.
By routinely seeing us for exams & cleanings you can:
- Prevent tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath
- Save money by avoiding costly and extensive dental procedures
- Keep your teeth white by reducing staining from food and drinks
- Shorten the time spent in our office
- Have a smile that will last a lifetime
During your exam, we will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for signs
of tooth decay, gum disease and other signs of potential health problems.
We will also take x-rays to see what is happening beneath the surface
of your teeth and gums. Xrays are a great way to help us discover dental
issues not visible to the naked eye.
Your Registered Dental Hygienist will begin your cleaning by exploring
the surface of your teeth to determine if you have any cavities and to
examine the quality of existing fillings – if you have any. Your
hygienist will then do a thorough periodontal exam to make sure your gums
adhere tightly to your teeth, and to make sure no periodontal disease
or bone loss may be occurring. The sooner we find any issues and take
care of them, the sooner you can have the beautiful healthy smile you deserve.
Next, your hygienist will carefully clean your teeth with a variety of
dental instruments. The instruments will help remove any hard mineral
buildup (tartar) from your teeth. Then your hygienist will polish and
floss your teeth, and apply fluoride if you choose.. Cleanings are not
usually painful but if you are anxious about visiting the dentist, be
sure to your let your hygienist know. You may be a good candidate for
our free ‘happy gas’ (nitrous).
If we do find tooth decay or gum disease, we will talk to you about changing
your brushing and/or flossing habits. In severe cases, we may recommend
dental treatments to fit your needs.
We have three offices in Billings, MT. Call (406) 412-6365 for a free consultation
with our dentists today.