Dental Exams and Cleanings
in Beaufort, SC

Patients should plan to schedule routine cleanings and exams with their primary dental care provider at least twice per year to maintain optimal oral health. While brushing and flossing at home is important, it’s also essential for a qualified dental team to assess your smile, diagnose any potential issues, and clean your teeth and gums so that they remain healthy and clean. Want to learn more or schedule your next visit? Please contact us!

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Why is it important to schedule regular dental exams?

Regular dental exams are crucial for maintaining positive oral health. They allow our team to detect and address dental issues early on, preventing them from becoming more serious and costly to treat. Exams involve thorough examinations of teeth, gums, and oral tissues, including screenings for cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and other oral health conditions, and ensure that any existing dental work is in good condition. By scheduling regular dental exams with our team, you can proactively care for your oral health and prevent future dental problems.

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What does a dental cleaning involve?

A dental cleaning is an essential part of maintaining good oral hygiene. It involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth. Dental hygienists use specialized instruments to carefully clean above and below the gumline. The process includes scaling to remove hardened plaque and tartar, followed by polishing to smooth the tooth surfaces and remove surface stains. Professional dental cleanings are essential for preventing gum disease, cavities, bad breath, and other oral health issues.

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Do dental cleanings hurt?

Dental cleanings are typically not painful, and many patients find them to be a comfortable and even relaxing experience. While you may feel some pressure and mild vibrations during the cleaning process, it is generally well-tolerated. If you have sensitive teeth or gums, our team can take extra care to ensure your comfort. If your teeth and/or gums have recently become very sensitive, please let our team know, as this can be a sign that an issue has developed that needs to be addressed.