What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

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Dental checkups are extremely important. In fact, they’re so important that the American Dental Association recommends that you receive a checkup every six months. So, if you’re due for a dental cleaning and exam, we encourage you to call Scott J. Ferguson, DDS today at 810-985-3301 and schedule an appointment.

When you come in to meet with Dr. Scott Ferguson, you can expect the following steps:

Step 1: First, our friendly dental team will welcome you to our office. Then, we will guide you through the office to your own comfortable dental chair. When you are settled, we will place a bib-like cloth over your clothes to keep them from getting dirty or wet.

Step 2: Your kind hygienist will then begin the treatment by deeply cleaning your smile. This will involve using special tools to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth. This is vital because plaque and tartar are dangerous substances that can create tooth decay and gum disease. To complete the cleaning, your hygienist will floss every crevice of your smile.

Step 3: Your hygienist will then take a series of X-rays of your teeth, gums, and underlying jawbone. Your dentist will come into the room when you are finished and will examine the X-rays. If you have a dental issue, they will discuss your treatment options with you.

Step 4: To conclude the visit, your hygienist will provide a beneficial fluoride treatment that will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. It will only last a few minutes, but it will give your teeth the strength they need to survive.

For more information and details about dental checkups in Kimball, Michigan, please feel free to call our office. We are happy to help you!

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