Keep Your Smile Healthy And Bright With Routine Dental Exams and Cleanings

Maintaining oral hygiene at home and having regular dental appointments are the two ingredients of a healthy smile. Eckland Family Dental offers routine dental exams and cleanings in the Redmond and Everett areas to keep your smile healthy at all times. Please schedule an appointment with Dr. Kale Eckland to maintain your smile at its healthy best.

How often should I visit a dentist?

With your busy life and commitments, dental exams may be the last thing on your mind. Or perhaps it’s dental fear making you skip dental exams. You may think brushing and flossing at home are enough to keep your smile healthy, but in truth, they aren’t adequate for eliminating plaque and tartar that build up over time. Missing oral wellness visits will allow these issues to thrive, putting you at risk of tooth decay, infections, bad breath, etc.

You should visit a dentist at least twice annually for routine dental exams and cleanings. However, if you are at risk of gum disease and other issues, you should increase this frequency to 3-4 times annually.

What should I expect during a routine dental exam and cleaning?

A dental exam is nothing to worry you—regular dental exams are fast and painless. If it’s your first time, we’ll take your medical and dental history to personalize your treatment. Then, the dentist will physically and visually inspect your teeth and gums for signs of gum disease, decay, misalignment, oral cancer, and other issues. If it’s been several months before you had dental x-rays, we’ll take them to explore your oral health beneath the surface.

The dentist will create a customized treatment plan to improve your oral health based on the results of your dental exams. Your treatment options may include periodontal therapy, fillings, root canals, crowns, etc. Your treatment plan may look intimidating, but we’ll help you navigate, considering your budget, availability, etc.

If your oral health doesn’t have significant issues, it’s time for our dental hygienist to clean your pearly whites thoroughly. The dental hygienist uses special tools and skills to remove built-in plaque from hidden spots in your mouth where your toothbrush and dental floss don’t clean well.

What are the benefits of regular dental exams?

Are you thinking about skipping an upcoming dental appointment? Don’t think about it! Routine dental check-ups offer numerous benefits, including:

  • Early detection of problems
  • Prevent oral problems
  • Keep your smile beautiful
  • They save costs in the long run
  • Protect your overall well-being

Book your dental check-up today!

Are you due for a dental exam? Don't wait any longer! Schedule an appointment today with Eckland Family Dental to keep your oral health in great shape. You can call any of our convenient locations in Redmond (425) 448-6339 and Everett (425) 249-3830.