Dental Cleaning And Exam Specialist

Preventive dental care starts with a comprehensive exam and cleaning. The dental professionals at Killeen Family Dentistry in Killeen, Texas believe in working with their patients to create a dental strategy that includes steps to keep the teeth and supporting tissue healthy. A dental cleaning and regular exam is the key. If you want your teeth cleaned, click or call to make an appointment at Killeen Family Dentistry.

Dental Cleaning and Exam Q & A

What is a dental exam?

A dental exam allows the dentist or hygienist at Killeen Family Dentistry to get a comprehensive look at the teeth of the patient.

During an exam, the staff takes a full medical history to determine if any conditions might affect the health of the teeth or gums. They also check for cavities and any signs of gum disease.

With a full exam, the dentist sees how well kids (or adults) are cleaning their teeth and instructs them in a way that leads to a lifetime of good oral hygiene and habits.

One of the Killeen Family Dentistry professionals may order an X-ray to see how the adult teeth are coming or to gauge the alignment. The staff also use this time to talk about things like diet and brushing to prevent problems down the road too. Lifestyle changes can improve oral health significantly, for example.

What is a dental cleaning?

The staff at Killeen Family Dentistry recommends that all patients of all ages get their teeth professionally cleaned once every six months. A professional cleaning reinforces home dental care and gives the dentist a chance to look at the teeth to find potential problems.

A professional dental cleaning has several goals, including:

  • Removal of plaque and tartar
  • Removal of stains
  • To do a fluoride application
  • To polish the teeth

For adults, the cleaning might also include the use of sealants and the cleaning and adjustment of dentures or bridges.

What to expect from a dental exam?

During a dental exam, the dentist will:

  • Clean the teeth
  • Analyze the health of the teeth and gums
  • Evaluate the patient's risk of dental problems like decay
  • Assess the need for more advanced procedures like tooth replacement or adjustments
  • Demonstrate proper brushing techniques, especially to kids

The exam might also include diagnostic tests to rule out dangerous conditions like oral cancer and periodontal disease. In some cases, a dental impression of one or both jaws helps the staff at Killeen Family Dentistry evaluate the bite of a child and create any necessary appliances, like a mouth guard or bleaching tray.

Most Insurances Accepted

At Killeen Family Dentistry, we take almost every insurance and are also in-network with almost every insurance. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Delta Dental
MCNA Dental
United Concordia

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Killeen Family Dentistry
3300 East Central Texas Express Way, Suite 302
Killeen, TX 76543
Phone: 254-218-6349
Fax: 254-699-3465
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