Achieve a Healthy, Confident Smile with Routine Exams and Cleanings

Dentistry should be more than firefighting. We emphasize preventive dentistry to prevent oral problems rather than waiting for them to happen to treat them. Although good oral hygiene of brushing and flossing at home is commendable, no one can attain optimal oral health on their own. To ensure your teeth and gums remain in great shape, JSP Dental in Trenton, Michigan, recommends visiting a dentist twice yearly for routine oral exams and cleanings

Dentist examining patient teeth

If it’s been over six months since you last saw a dentist, schedule an appointment today with our office.

What to expect during dental check-ups and cleanings

An average dental exam doesn’t last more than 1-2 hours. The procedure may sound short, but the benefits last many years. Oral exams involve inspecting your teeth and gums for signs of cavities, oral cancer, gum disease, etc. We also use digital x-rays to check the condition of the structures beneath the gum line. Should we discover significant problems within your oral cavity, these problems must be addressed before other procedures.

After an oral exam, it’s time for our dental hygienist to exercise their cleaning skills on your teeth. Using special tools and skills, we thoroughly clean your mouth, including hard-to-reach areas like between teeth and beneath the gum line. A professional cleaning or oral prophylaxis removes troublesome plaque and tartar from teeth to promote a healthy mouth. The final step is to polish your teeth to remove surface stains and achieve a glossy finish. 

After dental cleaning, it’s the perfect time to get ready for that teeth whitening treatment. Otherwise, we expect to see you in the next six months. However, before your next appointment, diligently brush and floss your teeth daily.

Benefits of routine exams and cleanings

Thinking of skipping an upcoming dental check-up? Don’t! Routine dental screenings and cleanings offer numerous benefits, including:

  • Preventing cavities and gum disease
  • Detecting oral issues for early treatment
  • Promoting fresh-smelling breath
  • Improving overall body health
  • Giving you a whiter, brighter smile
  • Routine check-ups are cost-effective in the long run

Due for a dental exam in Trenton, MI? Don’t even think about putting it off for another day. JSP Dental offers convenient scheduling to accommodate your busy timetable. Please reach out to our team by calling (734) 676-1333.