Dental Exams & Cleanings

Dr. Rassiwala recommends that children and adults undergo a thorough dental exam and a cleaning at least once every six months. In most cases, dental insurance covers these preventive visits because they’re vital to maintaining good oral health long term. If you neglect regular dental visits, you could miss an early warning sign of serious issues, such as gum disease, tooth decay, or oral cancer.

By attending regular exams and cleanings, you and your loved ones can maintain a beautiful, healthy smile—perhaps for life! Remember, too, that a healthy mouth contributes to good overall health and reduces the risk for serious diseases

Warning Signs of Serious Dental Issues

How do you know if you’re at risk of periodontal disease or tooth decay? Patients with cavities or a risk of infection may notice tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures or a persistent toothache. Those at risk of periodontal disease may experience sore, red gums that bleed easily, along with bad breath, loose teeth, and receding gums. If you encounter any of these symptoms, please contact Dr. Rassiwala today and schedule a dental exam and cleaning.

Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed at each patient’s initial visit. During regular follow-up visits and prior to a cleaning Dr. Rassiwala and our team will follow these steps at your visit:

  • Examination of digital or diagnostic images: Imaging (digital and standard x-rays) are essential for the early detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and/or bone loss.
  • Oral cancer screening (adults): A visual review of the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, oral tissue, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease screening: Review the gums and bones around the teeth for signs of decay.
  • Examination of restorations: Current fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, or implants will be examined and reviewed for any flaws or signs of wear.

>Afterwards, Dr. Rassiwala will sit with you to discuss her findings and the treatment plan you may require. Remember, routine dental exams allow the dentist to uncover the earliest signs of developing dental problems, so we can treat issues before they become costly and invasive.

Dental Cleanings

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) address the aesthetics of your smile and also helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay. Your cleaning will include the following:

  • Removal of tartar (calculus): Tartar is a hardened plaque that has remained on the tooth for an extended length of time and is firmly attached to the enamel. Tartar forms above and below the gum line and requires the use of special instruments for removal.
  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is the sticky, white or yellow film that forms on our teeth. It consists of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. Bacteria in plaque can produce toxins (poison) that may inflame the gums. Inflammation of the gums is a sign of periodontal disease.
  • Teeth polishing: Polishing leaves teeth smooth and shiny.

    The American Dental Association recommends cleanings twice a year. However, patients who are particularly susceptible to gum disease or who have gum disease, may require more frequent dental cleanings, as removing plaque helps reduce the risk of flare ups.

    Schedule Your Exam and Cleaning with Inspire Smiles Dental

    In Dublin, CA, and the surrounding Tri-Valley regions of Alameda County, call (925) 833-9500 today to schedule your visit and consultation with Dr. Rassiwala.

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