The Dental Examination
The first part of a general dentist visit is a full mouth X-ray which allows Dr. Clark to examine the health of your teeth and underlying jaw structure. During your examination, Dr. Clark or a David Clark Family Dentistry hygienist will use a small pick 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 dentistry visit at David Clark Family Dentistry is a head and neck examination, which allows Dr. Clark to inspect for any potential issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. After your thorough examination, Dr. Clark will sit down with you to discuss the results of the exam and plan any necessary repairs or treatments.
Thorough Dental Cleaning
The second part of your bi-annual check-up at David Clark Family Dentistry consists of a complete professional dental cleaning conducted by one of our gentle and caring 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.