We believe fully in the connection of your oral health and your physical health.
Not all patients are the same. We recognize that your needs are unique and we strive to meet your needs. Many patients should expect to be in need of cleanings every three to six months, depending on any medical conditions you may have and the health of your mouth.
- Do you see bleeding from the tissues surrounding your teeth?
- Do you notice unpleasant odors or tastes in your mouth frequently?
- Is flossing difficult or painful?
- Does food constantly become trapped between your teeth?
- Is your mouth always dry?
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Hygiene Exams
What do you look for during my dental exam?
Young children with developing teeth do not share the same needs as an overstressed adult who grinds his teeth in his sleep or an aging senior with fragile dentures. That’s why we specifically tailor our dental exam to each patient, so no appointment is exactly the same.
A dental hygiene exam identifies, addresses, and prevents all sorts of dental conditions to ensure that you always enjoy the very best oral health possible.
We begin with a thorough examination and cleaning with your hygienist. Together, we will review your medical history and discuss any issues concerning your care.
Your dental hygiene exam may involve a few different steps, such as:
- Counting your teeth
- Checking your gums for periodontal disease
- Fluoride treatments
- Deep teeth cleaning
- Plaque and tartar removal
- Oral X-rays
- Professional teeth whitening
We will custom-tailor a dental treatment plan that works best for you so together we can ensure your continued, improved oral health.
Will I need X-rays?
Dr. Bacsa may also request X-rays using intraoral cameras to get a better look at the tissue and bone that lay beneath your gums.
X-rays help us see many underlying issues. We use x-rays to:
- Detect decay
- Find cavities
- Examine existing fillings and restorations
- Discover infections in your bone
- Diagnose periodontal disease
- Inspect cysts and abscesses
- Identify cancerous cells
Most dental insurance policies cover X-rays. Additionally, our office offers several convenient and creative payment options to ensure you still have access to the best dental care – no matter your coverage!
How can I prevent oral cancer?
Your oral cancer screening is an important part of your preventive care dental services.
With our effective treatments and experienced care, Bacsa Family Dental and Implant Center can help you avoid oral cancer from taking over your life.
Dr. Bacsa and the entire Bacsa Family Dental and Implant Center team remains committed to a proactive approach to your dental services, working every day to counteract the devastating effects of oral cancer.
How do I book my appointment?
Great dental hygiene begins with preventive care. We’re here to support you.