Your Routine Dental Cleaning & Exam

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While brushing and flossing your teeth is very important to your dental health, it is also imperative that you visit your dentist regularly. Our dentists and team recommend that you and your child come in for a professional dental cleaning in Austin, Texas, at least once every six months.

Dental Cleaning
When you visit Barton Oaks Dental Group, your appointment will begin with a thorough cleaning, or prophylaxis. Our hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from all surfaces of the teeth. Your teeth will also be polished. Dental fluoride may be applied to the teeth to strengthen the enamel against decay.

Dental Exam
Our dentists will then examine all of your teeth and your gums for signs of decay, inflammation, or other dental issues. X-rays may be taken to get a closer look at the teeth and the surrounding bone. An oral cancer exam will also be performed. This is important so that any cancerous tissues can be detected early, when they are easier to treat. Our dentists may also review and update your dental health history.

If any issues were detected, our dentists will discuss them with you. A treatment plan will be recommended and explained. Of course, you have the final say about your oral health. Sometimes, our dentists or hygienist will educate you or your child about proper tooth brushing and flossing.

We invite you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.