Dental Cleanings, X-Rays, and Exams
Here in Garland, Texas, we live in a fast-paced world. With all that we have to do on any given day, it’s hard to remember to take care of your teeth. It’s easy to miss areas in your mouth – even with daily brushing and flossing. Routine dental cleanings by Parkway Dental in Garland, Texas can help get on your way to understanding dental health. We recommend that you schedule a routine cleaning every six months.
Dental Cleaning in Garland, Texas
Dental cleanings last less than an hour. One of Parkway Dental’s highly trained dental hygienist will perform most of the cleaning, brushing, and flossing. The doctor will then provide you with a further examination.
How Dental Cleaning Works:
Dental cleaning consists of two steps: scaling and polishing the teeth. The scaling process removes the plaque built up on the surface of your teeth and in the pockets of your gums. The polishing process removes any remaining plaque and then buffs the teeth for a nice smooth finish. Our advanced tools can work with any mouth in any condition. .
Dental Exams and X-Rays
Dental exams include a personal inspection of your mouth and gums by Dr. Lohrasbi. These exams are important for an early detection of infection, disease, and decay. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends patients attend two dental exams every year.
How Dental Exams work:
The dentist will use high powered lights, toothpicks, and mouth mirrors to examine your mouth. They will then take note of: damaged or decaying teeth, signs of gum disease, signs of oral cancer, and cracked fillings or crowns.
X-rays allow the dentist to take note of problems not seen by the naked eye. We recommend bitewing x-rays every year. Panographic x-rays are recommended every 3 to 5 years.