Enjoy a Better Smile With Dental Cleanings & Exams in Sterling Heights

At Laser Dental Associates, checkups are anything but routine. When you visit us for your dental cleanings and exams in Sterling Heights, our experienced team goes to work to make sure your mouth stays healthy and your smile stays white. Your cleaning and exam will help:

  • Catch and treat small problems early
  • Increase your confidence that your smile looks great
  • Give you peace of mind about your oral health
  • Prevent the need for more invasive treatments down the road

If it’s time for your checkup, give us a call at 586-257-2081. Even if you’ve visited the dentist recently, you can still schedule your next visit today. We look forward to seeing you!

Keep Your Smile in the Best Shape Possible With Cleanings & Exams

Your regular checkup is when we get to do a complete exam on your mouth so we can spot any small problems and head them off before they damage your smile. We often save our patients time, money, and pain by finding and treating oral problems early.

If you’re a new patient to Laser Dental Associates, we’ll go over your dental history in detail and ask you a few questions so we can get acquainted with your needs. Next:

  • Our dental hygienist will look over your entire mouth.
  • They will check for gum disease and other oral problems.
  • We’ll use an electronic cavity detector to look for tooth decay.
  • You can even see inside your own mouth with images from our intraoral camera.
  • We’ll explain our findings in detail and make any recommendations for needed services, such as gum disease treatment or fluoride treatment.

Then, you’ll receive a thorough teeth cleaning and polishing. Our hygienist will take time to reach all those areas that you might miss at home with regular brushing and flossing. We can even use a topical gel or rinse to numb your mouth so you don’t have to worry about any discomfort. Your cleaning will remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria, leaving your mouth sparkling fresh!

Your dentist will then perform a complete dental exam and oral cancer screening, paying special attention to any areas of concern noted by the hygienist. If you have any specific problems you’ve noticed, we’ll address those as well.

For a beautiful smile, keep up with your regular dental cleanings and exams in Sterling Heights. Call Laser Dental Associates today at 586-257-2081 to schedule your next visit.

Common Questions About Dental Cleanings & Exams

How often should I get a dental cleaning and exam?

At Laser Dental Associates, we recommend you visit us twice a year for a dental cleaning and exam. Doing so will help keep your smile in the best shape possible and give you more confidence that your smile looks great. Plus, taking care of small dental problems before they worsen will help you avoid dental emergencies and more costly treatment down the road.

How long does a dental cleaning and exam take?

For established patients, a routine dental cleaning will take about one hour. We’ll perform a complete dental exam and teeth cleaning, plus we may take a set of X-rays if needed. If you’re a new patient to our practice, your first appointment will take a little longer, as we’ll take time to ask you questions about your dental history and get acquainted with you.

What happens during a dental cleaning and exam?

Your regular checkups are designed to uncover any dental problems you may have as well as get your teeth sparkling clean. We may take a set of X-rays, then your hygienist will look over your teeth and gums, making note of any problem areas. They will then perform a thorough teeth cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Your dentist will then do a complete exam and make any recommendations needed for treatment.