Check-ups & Cleanings in Scottsdale, AZ
At Alex Martin, DDS, our team considers regular check-ups and cleanings to be the most important service you can give your healthy smile. Dental problems tend to start small and develop gradually over time, eventually causing severe damage when they’re left untreated for too long. By being able to inspect your smile on a regular basis (ideally every six months), we can identify these issues as soon as they begin and provide effective treatment, potentially saving you from a loss of time, money, and oral health. Patients from Phoenix, AZ and surrounding areas are encouraged to contact our Scottsdale practice today and schedule an appointment!
During your check-up, Dr. Martin will use both digital X-rays and an in-depth visual examination to form a comprehensive understanding of your unique dental needs. This will involve inspecting your soft tissue for signs of periodontal disease and oral cancer and reviewing each individual tooth to locate concerns like cavities and cracks. Additionally, we’ll take a close look at any existing restorations (such as fillings, crowns, bridges, and more) to determine if they’re functioning properly and whether a replacement might be needed.
Children and adults are also strongly recommended to attend a routine hygiene appointment with our experienced staff twice each year. The sticky, colorless substance known as plaque is a constant threat to oral health, leaving dangerous hard deposits in your mouth if it’s not removed with brushing and flossing in a timely fashion. Our hygienists will thoroughly clear away bacteria from your smile during these visits, as well as identify and treat the presence of gum disease. We may recommend a deep cleaning, which involves the following steps:
- Scaling to eliminate plaque and tartar that’s gathered below the gums
- Root planing that smooths the surfaces of the roots in order to prevent the accumulation of bacteria
- Antibiotic treatment that helps minimize the presence of bacteria in these treated areas
Additionally, we can provide instruction on how to properly brush and floss at home if improvement is needed. Our goal is to leave you feeling confident about the future of your smile here in Scottsdale, AZ.