Dental Exams and Cleanings in Cheshire, CT

If you are looking for the best dentist in Cheshire, CT, contact the office of Dr. Renee Kurtz, DDM, at 203-669-9705 today!

Why Dental Exams and Cleanings Are Important for Your Dental Health

We recommend that you visit a dentist like Dr. Kurtz at least twice a year (every six months) for regular exams and cleanings. Regular dental visits have many benefits for your dental health and overall health.

Regular exams can help detect many dental problems such as:

  • periodontal disease
  • oral cavities or caries
  • gingivitis or gum disease
  • misalignment of the teeth
  • minor chips or cracked teeth
  • damaged teeth/gums from tooth decay
  • tumors/oral cancers
  • tooth loss or missing teeth
  • possible need for root canal therapy

It is essential to visit the dentist regularly to ensure you have good oral health and healthy teeth. If there are any issues, Dr. Kurtz can diagnose them during your exam and go over treatment options with you. Exams are done even if you know there are treatments or procedures you require or are referred for procedures such as dentures, dental crowns, dental implants, veneers, or tooth whitening. This is to ensure that your gum line and teeth are healthy enough for those options and so Dr. Kurtz can offer you the best solution. 

Our team wants you to have a healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime. Therefore, before we begin any procedure, Dr. Kurtz will perform an exam and go over any concerns you may have to ensure you have a well-educated decision on your dental care needs.

Please schedule an appointment today with us at 203-977-9705!

What To Expect During a Dental Exam

When you visit hygienist for your dental exam, dental radiographs—or digital x-rays—will be taken first so that we can have a better look at your entire mouth. Dr. Kurtz will check the health of your dental tissues and gum tissue, between your teeth for any dental issues, check the dental work you currently have in your mouth and look for any signs of oral cancer. As she performs the dental exam, Dr. Kurtz will inspect the appearance of your teeth and gums for any stains or dental discoloration.

Following that dental exam, Dr. Kurtz will perform a dental cleaning. Before we begin, we will provide an oral cancer screening to inspect your mouth for any signs of cancer.

The Dental Cleaning

We will begin your dental cleaning with dental floss to remove excess food or dental plaque from between your teeth. Once the dental floss is removed, the hygienist will use dental picks to get deep into the gum tissue. Then, an irrigation tool is used with dental water or special dental floss to remove dental plaque from your teeth.

Following dental floss, the hygienist will use a dental scaler to scrape away dental tartar and stains from your teeth. We will then polish your dental enamel and dental surface with dental polishing tools and dental discs to remove any dental stains.

After dental polishing, dental fluoride will be applied to your teeth. With a good rinse and completion of the professional cleaning, your teeth will feel clean and look pearly white again.

How Dental Cleanings Help Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Brushing and flossing at home regularly can help prevent the build-up of bacteria and plaque on your teeth to an extent, but there are always places in-between the teeth and in the gumline that infection and build-up can occur.

Having a thorough cleaning done by a professional dentist like Dr. Renee Kurtz can reach those areas where a standard toothbrush cannot and can help prevent disease which can lead to dental decay. She will also be able to diagnose and go over any other dental restorations you may need.

Your dental care is important to you and our team at the office of Dr. Renee Kurtz, DMD in Cheshire, CT. Regardless of your dental needs, we promise to provide the highest quality dental care with your comfort and health in mind. Contact us today if you are in the Cheshire or surrounding areas and need dental services. Call us today at 203-699-9705!

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