According to the American Dental Association, it’s important to visit Dr. Gayle Fletcher every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. In fact, it’s vital for your oral health.

Your dental cleanings and exams are appointments that are necessary for a top-notch oral health and a healthy smile. To help you understand why, our dental team is happy to explain a little more about the preventive treatments involved.

When you first come into Patient-First Dental Care, our friendly and skilled dental hygienist will perform a thorough dental cleaning. This treatment will involve using special tools and techniques to remove the plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. These substances are extremely harmful because they promote tooth decay and gum disease, and they can only be completely removed from your teeth with professional techniques and tools. While your hygienist is cleaning your smile, they will look for any obvious dental issues. After they have examined your teeth, they will clean the crevices of your smile by flossing. Next, they will use a special wand to polish your teeth and remove any surface stains. During the cleaning, they will take necessary X-rays to gather information about your underlying bone and tooth roots.

Once your smile is clean, Dr. Gayle Fletcher will enter the room to examine your mouth. During the examination, he will:

  • Use tools to prod around your mouth and visually inspect the teeth and gums
  • Examine the X-rays to see if your entire mouth is healthy and strong
  • Search for any signs of oral or throat cancer
  • Recommend any treatments that can help you fix any issues you may have and restore your oral health, if necessary

At the end of the appointment, you might be given a fluoride treatment to nourish and strengthen your teeth. If you have any questions or if you need to schedule your next routine cleaning and exam in Conroe, Texas, please call our office at 936-856-9969. We look forward to helping you!