Dental Exams & Cleanings
Dental Exams and Cleanings in Nolensville, TN
Keep your mouth feeling healthy and clean. Book a dental cleaning at Mill Creek Dental today!
Oral health is about more than just brushing teeth twice a day and the occasional floss. Routine checkups are essential in keeping teeth and gums in excellent shape and can help identify potential issues before becoming severe.
At Mill Creek Dental, we offer a comprehensive and professional dental exam and teeth cleaning services in Nolensville, TN, that includes:
- preventative care
- oral cancer screenings
We generally recommend that our patients book a routine check every six months, but for those who have any oral health concerns, we recommend more frequent checks.
Do I Really Need a Dental Exam?
Most people think that regular brushing and flossing is sufficient for oral health, so they tend to neglect their routine checkups. However, even the most vigorous routine cannot reach every part of your mouth, so bacteria and plaque will accumulate despite your best efforts.
At Mill Creek Dental, we have a wide range of cleaning equipment in our clinic that can penetrate hard-to-reach areas for a deep clean that will remove bacteria, plaque, and stains from your teeth.
Our dentists also use these regular checkups to evaluate your overall oral health. Most oral health issues only display symptoms when they become serious. Gum disease tends to be completely asymptomatic until you end up with bleeding, receding gums, or severe gum disease.
Our team of professional dentists is continuously on the lookout for potential symptoms of poor oral health. We can identify problems early, ensuring that they do not progress to become painful and expensive to treat.
The Dental Exam and Cleaning Process
A routine dental exam and cleaning take around half an hour to complete. It consists of two portions, the exam and the cleaning.
The dental exam is where the dentist examines your mouth for cavities, gum disease, and other potential issues. We may use more specialized equipment to confirm our diagnosis, such as taking an X-ray for cavities.
The exam is also an excellent chance for you to chat with your dentist about oral health. Feel free to ask any questions about your current home routine or any concerns you may have about your teeth or gums.
The second part of the exam is the cleaning itself. Our hygienists use a sonicator that produces high-frequency vibrations to dislodge and remove any accumulated plaque and tartar. This process can take anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes depending on the severity of the plaque build-up. Once complete, you’ll have a brighter smile and significantly cleaner teeth.
In addition to routine care, we also provide additional preventive care as necessary. This care can include:
- Fluoride treatment to reduce tooth sensitivity and strengthen your tooth surface
- Dental sealants to reduce the bacteria that accumulate in your back teeth
- Dental fillings to fill cavities and prevent additional tooth decay
Your dentist will advise if you need any of these additional treatments.
Be sure not to neglect to take care of your oral health. Schedule your regular checkup and dental cleanings in Nolensville, TN, by calling Mill Creek Dental at (615) 776-1050 or fill out our contact form today!