Exams & Cleanings
at Springfield Family Dental

Family Dentist In Springfield, MO

What are exams and cleaningS?

It is important to maintain good dental hygiene because it impacts many aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Keeping up with any issues early on ensures that they are manageable and don’t become an insurmountable problem.

As dental health is so important, make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and to go to the dentist twice a year. Keep sugary drinks at bay, brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste, and make sure you get regular check-ups with us too!

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Examples of things we look for at your regular exams and cleanings are:

  • Cavities
  • Tooth wear
  • Cracks in teeth
  • Oral cancer
  • Gum recession
  • Inflammation of the gums
  • Early signs of gum disease

These are all examples of problems of the mouth that could require more involved treatment, and cause greater damage if left untreated for an extended period of time. This is why it is important to receive regular dental exams and cleanings. We understand that not everybody likes going to the dentist, but we promise to make your visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

In accordance with the American Dental Association, we recommend a dental exam and cleanings at least twice a year, sometimes more.

Did you know that your mouth can be your best health indicator? If you’re experiencing any discomfort, it could be an indication of a bigger problem. Early diagnosis of oral problems may prevent serious, more complicated issues down the road. Our goal is to provide you with the dental services that suit your needs and budget. 


What happens during a teeth cleaning?

A teeth cleaning is a procedure that removes plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth. The dentist or dental hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar by using a special tool called a scaler. The dentist or dental hygienist will also polish your teeth to remove any stains, and they may use an electric toothbrush to clean the surfaces of your teeth.

The dentist or dental hygienist will also examine your mouth for signs of gum disease, oral cancer, and other problems. If necessary, they may take x-rays to see if there are any problems in the roots of your teeth that cannot be seen with a visual examination.

Dental exams are one of the most important aspects of dental care. They allow dentists to determine if there are any irregularities in the mouth and provide a diagnosis. The teeth and gums are closely examined and cleaned and X-rays may be taken to identify possible problems.

Almost half of all adults are suffering from gum disease, but there are many more people without any symptoms who are also unknowingly suffering from it.

According to recent research, Gum disease is a common problem affecting almost half of the adult population. It’s easy to overlook because it often doesn’t have any specific symptoms, but gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other more serious health complications if left untreated.

It’s important to visit your dentist regularly to get your teeth cleaned and checked. Regular dental checkups are the best way to catch gum disease before it’s too late. Early detection can save you from more expensive dental treatments later on.

Preventing Gum Disease With Exams & Cleanings

The reason so many people suffer from gum disease and don’t know about it is because, more often than not, there are no symptoms. As a result, many people don’t get diagnosed. But by doing simple things like brushing teeth twice a day, flossing daily & getting yearly dental checkups, it’s possible to prevent this silent disease.

Gum disease is a process of inflammation and infection of the gums that causes detachment of the gum from the teeth. When left untreated, the inflammation and infection can cause severe pain, tooth loss, and even toothaches.

While tooth loss is often a slow progression initially – sometimes taking years, but as the diseased area gets bigger and bigger, the progression gets worse at a quicker rate as well. This is why it’s important to make sure that your teeth and mouth are healthy as early in life as possible in order to stave off any future problems.

There are a few things you can do to avoid tooth loss. For instance, brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time can help prevent plaque buildup and cavities. You should also visit your dentist once every six months for a checkup to make sure everything is going well.

Gum disease is a condition that must be identified and diagnosed by a dentist, and it is critical to undergo regular evaluations to have a normal routine of prevention. This can be done through regular dental cleanings and good home care.

Gum disease is a serious condition that can also lead to heart disease and diabetes. It must be identified and diagnosed by a dentist, and it is important to get evaluated regularly and have a normal routine of prevention.

If you are diagnosed with gum disease, we recommend a certain type and frequency of dental cleanings in accordance with the American Dental Association. We will also discuss lifestyle changes that can prevent further progression of the disease.

This disease is manageable with the right steps, and we would love to help you eliminate it.

What our patients are saying

James Murray

Had a good visit. Friendly staff, short wait times, high tech equipment, and great patient care. Thanks to the hygienist who gave me some special attention.

Arbrey Redman

All the staff were very friendly! Thank you for the quick appointment and addressing my problem first and foremost. Made me feel at ease about everything I needed done! Thank you!

Coco Cook

Love love this dental office. Had chipped front tooth and able to get in today to repair filling. They truly have great passion for their patients.

Robert Barnes

Best dental service I've ever had and I've been to several through the years but have been a patient here for a lot of years and it's the TOP rated.

Chris Bork

Best dentist in Springfield.