A routine dental exam and clean typically takes 30 to 45 minutes, depending on your needs. However, some patients may need more or less time for an extensive exam or clean, especially if they have an issue that needs addressing, like decay or gingivitis.
What to Expect During a Routine Preventive Appointment
Your dentist will discuss your medical history, review any concerns you may have and discuss treatment options. Our goal is to help maintain your level of optimal oral health so you can enjoy a healthy, functional smile for a lifetime.
During your exam and clean, Dr Scott will look at your teeth, gums, jaws, bite and oral tissues to monitor the growth and development. We also use dental x-rays to check for potential underlying issues.
Dr Scott gently cleans your teeth to remove plaque and tartar from all the places your brush and floss can’t reach. We finish the clean by polishing your teeth, refreshing your smile.
Are You Ready to Arrange a Dental Clean?
At Scott Makiol Biodentistry, we recommend getting preventive appointments every six months. However, some patients may need them more frequently. If you need a dental clean or exam, we encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience.