Professional Dental Cleanings & Exams in Tempe, AZ

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Tempe Smiles provides professional dental cleanings and exams to patients in Tempe, AZ and throughout the surrounding areas. We understand the connection between the body’s oral health and overall health. Routine dental cleanings and exams are the easiest and most convenient way to prevent cavities and dental diseases like periodontists. The America Dental Association recommends that patients see their dentists at least twice a year. We offer patients comprehensive dental cleaning and exams to ensure their smiles look great and feel fantastic. Our high-quality approach to tooth cleaning and comfortable office make our valued patients feel confident their teeth are healthy.

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What is a Dental Cleaning?

A dental cleaning typically includes calculus (tartar) removal, plaque removal, and teeth polishing. Over time, hardened plaque can grow and firmly attach to the surface of the teeth. Calculus will form above and below the gums and can only be removed with professional dental instruments. Plaque is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. This bacteria can inflame the gums, and inflammation can kickstart periodontal disease if left untreated. When we polish teeth, we can effectively remove the stains and plaque that aren't easily removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Dental Cleaning and Exams in Tempe, Arizona

What Is a Dental Exam?

Also referred to as a dental checkup or oral exam, a dental exam is a professional examination of the teeth and gums that a dentist and dental hygienist perform. These exams are used as a preventative measure to ensure optimal oral health. It is recommended that children and adults undergo a dental exam at least once every six months.
Dental Exams in Tempe, AZ

We Help Brighten Your Smile & Much More

We understand that sometimes life may get in the way of scheduling your dental cleaning or exam. After all, your teeth may look and feel fine. However, routine cleanings and exams are as crucial to your health as a yearly doctor's checkup. During your cleanings, we will remove any stuck-on plaque and tartar that you can't remove with regular brushing or flossing, significantly reducing the chances of periodontal disease, gingivitis, cavities, and bacterial infections. We'll ensure that your teeth are healthy during the exam by checking for breaks, cavities, and sensitivity.

Ensure a Healthy Smile With Professional Dental Exams

Dental exams are essential to our holistic approach to oral health. During the exam, the Tempe Smiles dentists will inspect your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth, including your gums, tongue, and cheeks. We are looking for common signs of oral diseases, such as gingivitis, and some forms of oral cancer. When caught early, the symptoms of gingivitis can be reversed. However, if it has progressed to peritonitis, we can only treat the symptoms, which is why it's so important to visit your dentist every six months.

Contact Us Today for Dental Cleanings & Exams

At Tempe Smiles, we encourage our patients to prioritize oral health. Ensuring a healthy, beautiful smile starts with routine dental care. Whether you’re looking to have a standard dental tooth cleaning or a dental deep cleaning, we can help. At Tempe Smiles, we’re happy to welcome new and returning patients. As a returning patient, you can expect the best treatment and care. We customize our plans to meet your dental needs. If you're a new patient, we'll take the time to learn about your oral health history. We may take some 3D-digital X-rays to baseline your oral health. We're here to ensure you receive the proper treatment for a beautiful and healthy smile. Contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment with our team in Tempe, AZ.

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