What is a dental exam?

A dental exam is one of the most basic yet essential services we provide at Great Grins. During a dental exam, our skilled dentist and dental team carefully examine your smile to check for signs of damaging diseases and conditions. This includes checking for signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease (gum disease), oral cancer, and more. We also check for other types of damage and injury, such as chipped or cracked teeth and improperly positioned teeth. If needed, we will recommend dental treatments to restore your smile to optimal health.

What is teeth cleaning?

During your routine visits to our dental office, we will also provide a thorough teeth cleaning. This includes removing plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from the teeth; when left on the teeth, the bacteria in these substances can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. We will also polish your teeth to remove surface stains and give your smile a bright, healthy shine.

We encourage you to visit Dr. Susan A. Vanstone and our team for a dental exam and teeth cleaning in Richmond, Kentucky, at least twice every year. For more information, and to schedule your next checkup at our office, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to improve your oral health!