For the best oral health possible, you need to receive a dental cleaning and exam every six months. If you don’t, there is a chance the plaque and tartar on your teeth can irritate, harm, and damage your smile, resulting in significant dental issues. So, if you’re due for your next six month checkup, please call Kenai Dental Clinic today at 907-283-4875 and schedule an appointment.
When you come in to see Dr. Glen Lockwood, you can expect the following steps:
Step 1: To begin, our welcoming dental team will greet you and will guide you through our warm office into a comfortable dental chair. Your hygienist will then place a bib-like cloth around your neck to keep your shirt from getting dirty and wet. This is a great time to ask any questions if you have them.
Step 2: Your gentle hygienist will then deeply clean your smile by using special dental tools. The tools will scrape the surfaces of your teeth and remove the plaque and tartar that live there. This is important because plaque and tartar create tooth decay and gum disease. To complete the cleaning, your hygienist will floss between every tooth in your smile.
Step 3: Next, your hygienist will take a series of X-rays of your entire oral cavity. This includes your teeth, gums, and underlying jawbone. When finished, your dentist will come into the room and examine the X-rays. If you have any dental issues, he will discuss your treatment options with you.
Step 4: To complete your appointment, your hygienist will give you a beneficial fluoride treatment that will strengthen your teeth and give them the ability to fight bacteria and other harmful particles. This will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish, and it will only last a few minutes.
To learn more about dental cleanings and checkups in Kenai, Alaska, so you’re more prepared for your appointment, please call our office today and talk to a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!