Did you know that your typical oral hygiene routine at home is only a partial contribution to the long-term health of your mouth and teeth? Without regular exams and thorough cleanings, you’re missing out on important preventive treatments that can enhance the longevity of your oral health.
At Lexington Dental Group, we are proud to offer the most thorough, yet gentle dental exams and cleanings in the Lexington, MA area.
Of course, you should be brushing your teeth every day at least twice, and also after meals. Furthermore, you should also be flossing once a day. Beyond these simple at-home oral care procedures, we also highly recommend visiting us twice every year.
The first portion of your appointment will be spent with one of our compassionate and talented dental hygienists. He or she will review your dental history with you and then get started on a cleaning that will make your teeth feel brand new.
They will carefully and gently scrape away all the excess buildup of tartar, plaque, and debris from your teeth and gums. To finish off the cleaning, your dental hygienist will floss in between all of your teeth and give your pearly whites a complete polishing.
Following the cleaning, your dentist will greet you. Before starting the exam, your dentist will inquire about your medical history and take note of medications you’re currently taking and those that you are allergic to.
The first step in the dental exam is to have some x-rays taken. X-rays allow your care team, and most importantly, your dentist to view an all-encompassing picture of your dental health. After reviewing your films, your dentist will look inside your mouth and check for any irregularities or signs of infection and disease. The exam also includes a look at your oral structure and your natural bite to identify any issues.
Should any treatment be required, your dentist will review your options with you, and our administrative staff is on hand to handle any financial and insurance inquiries.
At Lexington Dental Group, we care deeply about the wellbeing of your mouth and teeth, and we look forward to checking up on you every six months.