Dental Exams

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Our dentistry team is dedicated to providing a strong foundation for great oral hygiene. Our professional staff are committed to ensuring our patients receive thorough care during their regular dental examinations and cleanings.

The Dental Examination

A comprehensive dental exam and cleaning are recommended for children and adults. During your initial dental examination, our staff will take full mouth X-rays to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw. X-rays will not be required at every visit, and Dr. Takagi will discuss whether new X-rays will be required.

During a regular check-up, patients receive a thorough examination of their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and neck. Dr. Takagi or one of our experienced dental hygienists will examine each tooth for cavities, plaque, or damage using a small pick instrument and mirror. An examination of your gums will detect if any gum disease is present or needs treatment. Your head, neck and jaw are examined to diagnose any possible issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. If necessary, Dr. Takagi may recommend additional X-rays, an oral cancer screening, or a further periodontal inspection.

Comprehensive Dental Cleaning

After the comprehensive examination and evaluation, one of our professional and knowledgeable dental hygienists will perform a comprehensive cleaning. Regular professional cleanings are recommended to prevent cavities and identify any oral health issues as early as possible. A professional cleaning supplements the oral hygiene you maintain at home. Our professional dental hygiene procedures include a polishing and a fluoride treatment to prevent cavities and protect teeth from decay.

Call us today at 705-686-3368 or make an appointment online for your examination and cleaning.