Dental Cleanings & Exams
Basic dental services like cleanings and exams at our Pembroke dental offices are the foundation for maintaining excellent oral health. Both allow us to monitor the condition of your teeth so that we can correct problems before they become more serious and costly to fix.
At Collins and Lowery DDS, we are proud of the long-lasting relationships we have built with our patients by delivering excellent oral health care for over 30 years. We do everything possible to make you feel like a member of our family because we know that is how we would like to be treated.
The Importance of Cleanings and Exams
If you’re already taking good care of your teeth and following a proper oral hygiene routine, you may wonder why it’s so important to see us for routine professional cleanings and exams.
These regular visits are the best possible way for us to make sure that your family’s teeth stay healthy and disease free. When it comes to dental care, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure!
We all know the importance of proper oral hygiene for dental health, but did you know that the health of your teeth and gums can have an impact on your overall health?
Periodontal disease (gum disease) has become a huge problem that affects millions of people in the U.S. Not only can gum disease lead to tooth loss, but it has also been linked to more serious health threats like heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications.
No matter how thorough you are with your oral hygiene, you still need routine dental cleanings to get your teeth really clean. Our dental hygienist will gently remove plaque and tartar from your teeth that you cannot get rid of with brushing and flossing. Twice-yearly cleanings help us stay one step ahead of gum disease and all the problems it can create.
Routine Dental Checkups
Regular dental checkups are another essential part of maintaining proper oral health. During these visits, we will thoroughly examine your teeth and note any changes since your last appointment.
If you are a new patient or a patient with ongoing dental problems, we will take digital x-rays that allow us to see problems developing deep within your tooth. Finding and treating problems as soon as possible can help you avoid more complicated and costly treatment later on.
Your Child’s First Visit
It is important to start your kids off with a positive attitude about taking care of their teeth so they enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. We recommend that your child have their first visit with us around the age of two.
We want your child to feel comfortable with us, and during the first few visits, we will take a look at their teeth just so that they get used to the idea of being around the exam room and equipment. During the first few years of treatment, our goal is to make sure your child’s teeth are healthy and to note any problems that may be a concern as their teeth develop.
Our team loves working with kids and forming trusting relationships that literally last a lifetime. In fact, it’s not uncommon for our office to treat many generations of the same family.
Personalized, Comfortable Care
The best way we can help you maintain excellent oral health is by listening to your concerns and learning about your individual needs. At Collins and Lowery DDS, we focus on only one patient at a time to provide you with the thoughtful care that you and your family deserve.
Please Contact Us for More Information
Our dedicated team would love to meet you and help you achieve the best possible oral health. Please contact one of our Pembroke dental offices, and we will be happy to arrange a convenient appointment for your next cleaning and dental exam.