Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry
Jose Marcano, DMD
Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Orlando, FL
Having a thoroughly cleaned mouth doesn’t just feel refreshing; regular dental exams and dental cleanings are necessary for your health. At the Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry in Orlando, Florida, cosmetic dentist Jose Marcano, DMD, and the team offer comprehensive dental exams for patients of all ages. If you want to take the necessary steps towards a healthy and appealing smile, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Dental Exam Q&A
What are dental exams?
Daily brushing and flossing are fundamental for your oral health, but you need professional exams too. Dental exams and cleanings are a necessary part of preventive care and can address problems you may miss.
Your dental exam is essential as it can screen for problems like gingivitis and oral cancer. After your dental cleaning, your teeth will feel cleaner and look whiter than they do after brushing.
What should I expect for my dental exam and cleaning?
There are several steps to dental exams. Your dental hygienist at Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry will perform the cleaning before your dentist arrives to examine your teeth.
At your appointment, your hygienist will:
- Scrape the tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth
- Remove the plaque (bacteria) from your teeth
- Polish your teeth with a rotating brush and gel
As your hygienist removes the plaque and tartar from your teeth, they rinse the debris away with water. Cleanings usually aren’t uncomfortable unless you have sensitive gums.
However, your hygienist works to make the experience comfortable. The feeling of a clean, fresh mouth after it’s over makes any discomfort worth it.
Why should I have a dental exam?
Getting a dental exam and professional teeth cleaning are essential because they prevent gum disease and other severe health conditions. Even if you brush and floss perfectly at home, bacteria tend to create buildup on your teeth and beneath your gums.
The bacteria that builds up as a film over your teeth is called plaque, and it hardens into a substance called tartar that is much more difficult to remove without special dental tools.
If the plaque and tartar buildup excessively, they can cause your teeth to decay and your gums to become infected.
When should I have a dental exam?
If your oral health is generally good, your dentist will likely recommend two professional dental cleanings per year. If you have poor oral hygiene, you may need to visit Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry more often to achieve optimal oral health.
If you’re overdue for a professional dental exam and cleaning, the team at Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry can help. To schedule a dental exam, call the office or use the online booking tool.