How often should I be seen for examinations and cleanings?
Dental examinations are completed once per year. During this appointment, patients meet with Dr. Simpkins for a comprehensive evaluation of the mouth. We utilize tools such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to get a clear understanding of the health of the teeth, the gums, and everything below the gum line. This is when any possible issues will be discovered such as decay.
Dental cleanings, also known as dental prophy, are completed twice per year in patients with an overall healthy mouth. Patients with periodontal conditions are seen more frequently, up to four times per year. During the cleaning, one of our skilled hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and gum line removing plaque and tartar.