Dental Cleanings and Exams

Get Your Cleanest, Healthiest Smile
  • No insurance? Our Membership Club covers hygiene visits
  • Treat problems before they become emergencies
  • Clean teeth & gums protect your smile

Your Beautiful Smile Begins With Dental Cleanings & Exams in Scottsdale

It’s nearly impossible to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile without regular dental care. That’s why we, along with the American Dental Association, recommend that you visit us every six months for dental cleanings and exams in Scottsdale. These appointments allow us to catch and treat problems early on. Regular dental care will help you:

  • Avoid the need for more extensive dental work in the future
  • Enjoy peace of mind about your oral health
  • Smile with confidence knowing your teeth and gums look attractive
  • Avoid dental emergencies that can be painful and costly

Don’t neglect your one and only smile. Call Alex Martin, DDS today at 480-660-4225 to schedule your next dental visit. No insurance? That’s no problem here, as we offer an in-house Membership Club that covers the cost of your preventive care. Ask a staff member for details.

Enjoy a Healthy Mouth With Regular Checkups

At our dental practice, we take dental cleanings and dental exams seriously. We understand the important role they play in helping keep your mouth healthy and your smile gorgeous. That’s why your routine checkups with us are anything but routine. Here’s what you can expect from your dental exam and cleaning:

  • Your hygienist will take a complete dental history to help us understand your oral health.
  • A set of digital X-rays will be taken for detailed images of your teeth, roots, bones, and nerves.
  • The hygienist will perform an oral exam, including checking for gum disease, oral cancer, cavities, and bite problems.
  • We may use an intraoral camera for up-close images of all the corners of your mouth.
  • We’ll clean your teeth with an ultrasonic cleaner to remove plaque and built-up tartar. We’ll offer a topical anesthetic, if desired, to make your cleaning more comfortable.
  • Dr. Martin will perform a dental exam, paying special attention to any problem areas.
  • We’ll make recommendations for any needed treatments, including tooth fillings or gum disease treatment.

You’ll leave our office with a fresh mouth and a thorough understanding of your oral health.

Keep up with your dental cleanings and exams in Scottsdale by calling Alex Martin, DDS today at 480-660-4225. You can also make an appointment online.

Common Questions About Dental Cleanings and Exams

How long does a dental exam and cleaning take?

The length of these services may vary a bit, depending on whether we take X-rays or provide any preventive services like dental sealants. Usually, though, we can complete an exam and cleaning in about an hour. You may need to allow more time if it’s been a long time since you’ve seen a dentist or if it’s your first visit to our office.

How soon after my cleaning can I eat?

You can typically eat right after a dental cleaning, as it doesn’t require any numbing or recovery time. However, you should consider the potential sensitivity of your teeth and gums after the cleaning. If you experience sensitivity or your dentist advises against consuming certain foods or drinks immediately after the cleaning, it’s best to follow their recommendations. In general, you can resume your regular eating habits after a dental cleaning without significant delay or restrictions.

Do dental cleanings hurt?

Dental cleanings involve the removal of plaque, tartar, and stains from your teeth using specialized tools. You may experience slight pressure or vibrations during the cleaning, but it should not be painful. If you have sensitive teeth or gums, your dental hygienist can adjust the cleaning technique to ensure your comfort. Regular dental cleanings are important for maintaining oral health and preventing more serious issues, so you need to get them every six months or so.

Do dental checkups include oral cancer screenings?

Yes. Dental checkups typically involve a thorough cleaning, comprehensive exam, and dental X-rays to look for signs of problems like tooth decay or gum disease; an oral cancer screening; and time with your dentist to talk about any current or potential oral health issues that need to be addressed.

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