Dental Exams and Cleanings in Claremont, NH

Many of us postpone dental exams due to fear or procrastination. However, regular dental checkups help identify potential risks and reduce the chances of problems later on.

During a dental exam, your dentist will carefully assess your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems. Depending on the findings, she will then discuss further courses of treatment and may suggest more frequent follow-ups.

At times, the dentist may recommend the intervention of an endodontist or orthodontist to treat a problem. Timely dental examinations help improve the success rate of treatments by identifying issues early on.

Feel free to contact us for information on dental exams and follow-up consultations.

Benefits of Dental Exams and Cleaning at Claremont Dental Group

You can benefit from regular cleaning in several different ways.

  • A whitish film called plaque builds up on tooth surfaces over time and eats away at dental enamel. This acidic plaque can be removed by regular brushing, cleaning, and flossing.
  • Regular cleaning also helps prevent gum disease. Plaque moves down over the tooth enamel and reaches the gums where it begins to eat away at the surrounding bone. This causes teeth to become loose and fall out, resulting in tooth loss.
  • Drinking tea, coffee, and wine or smoking can leave stains on teeth. Professional cleaning can eliminate stains and give you a brighter, whiter smile. Your breath also becomes fresh and odor-free.

Dental Cleaning Procedure in Claremont, NH

Using a small mirror for guidance, the dentist or hygienist will carefully manipulate a scaler to remove plaque and tartar (when plaque hardens, it’s called tartar). They will remove tartar from your gum line as well as from between your teeth.

Spots with heavy tartar-buildup may take longer to clean. The dentist then cleans your teeth with a special toothbrush and paste, which may feel slightly gritty in texture.

Claremont Dental Group recommends that you visit the dentist for exams and cleanings twice a year. Our experienced dental team will look for damaged teeth, infections, decay, loose fillings, or prosthetics. We will also check your gums for early signs of disease.

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