Your dentist isn't just looking for cavities when he or she examines your mouth during your checkup. Every exam also includes a check for changes that might indicate that you have mouth cancer. Al ...View Article
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We are committed to giving patients beautiful smiles they can be proud of for years to come. However, we strongly believe that the best foundation for a stunning smile is a healthy mouth, which is why we take general dentistry very seriously. Our dentists and our knowledgeable staff of dental professionals are dedicated to ensuring that all patients receive the most thorough care available during their twice-yearly dental examination and cleaning.
The first or last part of a general dentist visit is a series of x-rays (if necessary) which allows our team to examine the health of your teeth and underlying jaw structure. During your examination, your dentist will use a small explorer and mirror to examine each tooth for cavities, plaque and damage. You will also undergo a gum examination where your gums will be gently probed to detect any signs of gum disease. The final step in your general dental visit is a head and neck examination, which allows our team to inspect for any potential issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. After your thorough examination, we will sit to discuss the results of the exam and plan any necessary repairs or treatments.
One part of your bi-annual check-up at Elevate Family Dentistry consists of a complete professional dental cleaning conducted by one of our gentle and caring Registered Dental Hygienists. While it is recommended for adults to brush their teeth three times a day and floss once daily, the reality is that most people only brush twice daily and floss rarely. Even the most hygiene-dedicated patients who brush and floss regularly will not ever achieve the same results as that of a deep cleaning from one of our trained dental hygienists. For the best dental health and cavity prevention, it is important to have your teeth professionally cleaned, polished, and treated with fluoride twice a year.
If you are looking for a caring and thorough dentist in the Renton, Greater-Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma area, we encourage you to make an appointment at Elevate Family Dentistry by calling us at 425-228-1521. Each member of our staff is dedicated to ensuring that our patients are always comfortable and well-informed during their visits with us. We look forward to your call and welcoming you to our family.