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What is the Difference Between a Dental Cleaning and Exam?

At Jensen Family Dentistry in Bayport, MN, where we prioritize your oral health and well-being. Regular dental care is essential for maintaining a healthy smile, and understanding the difference between dental cleanings and exams is crucial for optimizing your dental hygiene routine.

Overview of Dental Cleanings and Exams

At Jensen Family Dentistry, dental cleanings are a fundamental aspect of our preventive care services. During a cleaning, our skilled dental hygienists meticulously remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and along the gumline. This process not only freshens your breath but also helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Our gentle yet thorough cleanings ensure that your smile remains bright and healthy.

A dental exam goes hand in hand with cleaning and is conducted by one of our experienced dentists. During this comprehensive examination, we assess your oral health, checking for any signs of cavities, gum disease, or other dental issues. Our dentists also examine your mouth, jaw, and surrounding tissues for any abnormalities or potential concerns. By performing regular exams, we can detect dental problems early on and provide timely treatment to prevent further complications.

Main Benefits of Dental Cleanings and Exams

  • Maintaining oral health: Regular dental cleanings and exams play a vital role in maintaining optimal oral health. By removing plaque and tartar buildup and addressing any underlying issues during exams, we help prevent gum disease, cavities, and other dental problems.
  • Early detection of problems: One key benefit of regular cleanings and exams is early detection. By identifying dental issues in their early stages, we can intervene promptly and prevent more significant problems from developing. Early detection and intervention will limit the likelihood of tooth pain and the need for extensive, costly dental treatment, requiring additional time in the dental chair. This proactive approach to dental care ensures that your smile stays healthy and beautiful for years to come.

Are Exams and Cleanings Necessary if People Brush and Floss Regularly?

While brushing and flossing are essential components of a good oral hygiene routine, they are not sufficient on their own to maintain optimal oral health. Professional cleanings and exams complement your at-home care by addressing hard-to-reach areas and detecting any issues that may go unnoticed. We believe in taking a preventive approach to dental care, which is why we recommend regular cleanings and exams for all our patients, regardless of their brushing and flossing habits.

Family Dental Care at Our Office

We offer comprehensive preventive care services for the whole family to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile. From routine cleanings and exams to personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs, we are committed to keeping your smile bright and healthy. Our team also provides educational resources to empower you to take control of your oral health and make informed decisions about your dental care.

Choose Jensen Family Dentistry Today

Dental cleanings and exams are essential components of a proactive approach to oral health care. By scheduling regular appointments at Jensen Family Dentistry, you can ensure that your smile receives the attention it deserves. Take the first step towards a healthier smile today by scheduling your next cleaning and exam with us.

Dr. Nathan Jensen, DMD

A true believer in evidence-based dentistry, Dr. Jensen is a general family dentist who ensures patients get the best care while being treated like family. Dr. Jensen joined Filson Gentle Dentistry in Bayport, MN in 2019 and is carrying on the 30-plus-year tradition of excellence with Jensen Family Dental. With a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Jensen has a friendly and supportive approach. No matter how long you’ve been a patient with our office, you can relax knowing we will provide the continuity of care needed for optimal, comprehensive dental care.

Dr. Jensen with Jensen Family Dental