At Promenade Dental, our dentistry team is dedicated to providing a strong foundation for great oral hygiene. Dr. Chen and our professional staff are committed to ensuring our patients receive thorough care during their dental examinations and cleanings.
The Dental Examination
A comprehensive dental exam and cleaning are recommended for children and adults. During your initial dental examination at Promenade Dental, our staff will take full mouth X-rays to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw. X-rays will not be required at every visit, and Dr. Chen will discuss whether new X-rays will be required.
During a check-up, patients receive an examination of their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and neck. Dr. Chen or one of our experienced dental hygienists will examine each tooth for cavities, plaque, or damage using a small instrument and mirror. An examination of your gums will detect if any gum disease is present or needs treatment. Your head, neck and jaw are examined to diagnose any possible issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. If necessary, Dr. Chen may recommend additional X-rays, an oral cancer screening, or a further periodontal inspection.
Comprehensive Dental Cleaning
After the comprehensive examination and evaluation, one of our professional and knowledgeable dental hygienists will perform a comprehensive cleaning. Professional cleanings are recommended to prevent cavities and identify any oral health issues as early as possible. A professional cleaning supplements the oral hygiene you maintain at home.
While it is recommended that adults brush three times a day and floss once a day, many patients only brush their teeth twice a day and floss less than once a day. Cleanings by one of our professional dental hygienists may include a polishing and a fluoride treatment to prevent cavities and protect teeth from decay.