When was the last time you scheduled a routine dental cleaning and exam? Whether you always visit the dentist like clockwork or it’s been a few years since you’ve stepped foot in a dental practice, High Point Dentistry is here to assist. We’d be glad to get a professional cleaning and exam scheduled for you to help you keep your smile in great shape!
Why are teeth cleanings and dental exams so important?
Teeth cleanings and dental exams are crucial for maintaining optimal oral health and preventing potential dental problems. Professional teeth cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup that cannot be effectively eliminated through regular brushing and flossing alone, which helps prevent cavities, gum inflammation, and other oral health issues. Dental exams allow our team to assess your oral health, including teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues. They are the first line of defense for detecting early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral infections, and even oral cancer.
How many routine dental visits do I need to attend per year?
How often a patient should see their primary dental care provider depends on their individual needs and oral health conditions. For most people, it is recommended to visit the dentist for a cleaning and exam at least twice a year, or every six months. However, some individuals may require more frequent visits, especially if they have specific dental concerns or a history of dental problems. Our team can assess your oral health and provide personalized recommendations regarding how often you should be scheduling routine dental visits.
Will a professional teeth cleaning whiten my teeth?
While professional teeth cleanings can remove some surface-level tooth stains and discoloration, their primary purpose is to clean hard-to-brush areas of the teeth and minimize tooth decay and gum disease, not whiten teeth. Professional teeth whitening treatments are specifically designed to brighten teeth by targeting deeper stains within the tooth structure. If you are interested in achieving a whiter smile, please let our team know, and we will be happy to discuss it with you and add it to your treatment plan.
Are routine dental visits covered by dental insurance?
The coverage of routine dental visits by dental insurance varies depending on the specific insurance plan. Many dental insurance policies cover preventive services, including teeth cleanings and dental exams, as they are considered essential for maintaining positive oral health. High Point Dentistry also offers an in-house dental membership plan that includes routine preventive care, and we accept FSAs, HSAs, and CareCredit® payment plans as well. For additional financial questions and concerns, we recommend reaching out to our front office team directly.