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Dental Exams Specialist

Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill

Family Dentists located in Rocky Hill, CT

If you want a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile, you need routine maintenance, including regular dental exams. The dentists offer comprehensive dental exams at Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill. To schedule your dental exam, simply call the office in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

Dental Exams Q & A

What is a dental exam?

A dental exam is a professional assessment of your oral health performed by your dentist on a routine basis. During your exam, your dentist carefully inspects your teeth, gums, and oral tissues, looking for any signs of:

  • Tooth decay and cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Oral cancer
  • TMJ or bruxism
  • Dental abnormalities

During your exam, your dentist or dental hygienist also administers a professional teeth cleaning, carefully removing any plaque and tartar buildup that you might be missing when you brush and floss at home.

Do children need dental exams and cleanings?

Children need dental exams just as much as adults do. Some people mistakenly think that children don’t need dental exams because they’ll eventually lose their baby teeth. But healthy baby teeth are vital to the success of healthy adult teeth, and children who develop tooth decay and gum disease can find themselves in a lot of pain.

Dental exams and cleanings are also an excellent way for your child to build a rapport with the team at Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill and to feel at ease with routine dental care. Establishing a good relationship with your dentist is an excellent way to ensure a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should have their first dental appointment by the time they’re a year old, or within six months of their first tooth coming in.

How often should adults have dental exams and cleanings?

Most patients need an exam and cleaning twice a year, but the American Dental Association recommends working with your dentist to determine a cleaning schedule tailored to your particular dental needs. If you have gum disease or are highly susceptible to cavities, for example, you might need to have more frequent cleanings.

Do cleanings hurt sensitive teeth?

If you have particularly sensitive teeth, you might be avoiding your cleanings and exams out of fear that they’ll be painful or uncomfortable. Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill practices gentle dentistry for patients with sensitive teeth, and they offer a variety of sedation methods to make your experience as comfortable as possible. 

If tooth sensitivity is preventing you from the care your smile needs, talk to your dentist about your options. There are several treatments, like fluoride and sealants, to help reduce your sensitivity. 

Keep your mouth healthy today and schedule your visit with Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill by phone.