Your teeth and gums will thank you for participating in routine general dental care such as cleanings and checkups. Prevention is the key to keeping your smile looking and feeling healthy.
We recommend patients come in every 6 months for routine exams and cleanings. Even if you take excellent care of your oral health at home, professional cleanings can reach places you may not be able to clean and remove plaque and tartar build up.
Atlantic Dentistry wants to keep you smiling with good oral health care. We make it easy for you to schedule an appointment for your preventative dental care. Our staff will help you use your insurance benefits to improve your overall oral health. Most insurance companies participate in covering routine preventative visits at 100%. These visits are very important since a small dental problem can turn into a bigger one if left unnoticed or untreated.
Dr. Sebastien Murphy will help you maintain and improve your oral health with a comprehensive dental exam. A comprehensive dental exam will include digital X-rays, an oral cancer screening, gum disease screening, checking for tooth decay and examination of any existing restorations or previous dental work.
The dental hygienist will check the bone around your teeth and examine your gums for any signs of gum disease.
Dr. Murphy will review your X-rays to look for any tooth decay, cysts and bone loss. The X-rays will allow the doctor to show you what he is seeing and explain things in further detail. The oral cancer screening is quick and painless. Dr. Murphy will check your mouth, lips, tongue, throat, gums and neck to make sure there are no signs of oral cancer. During your exam, each tooth will be checked for decay and all your existing dental work will be examined.
This exam allows us to help you keep up with good oral health and catch any issues that may arise. We have financial plans available for patients who do not have dental insurance. Let us know, and we can explain our Dental Savers Plan to you. Contact Atlantic Dentistry today to schedule your next routine cleaning and checkup with our office.