If it’s time for your regular dental cleaning and exam, contact Bell Dental Group today! At our Cincinnati, OH dentist office, Dr. Chuck Bell, Dr. Dave Bell Jr., Dr. Mary Petrie, Dr. Maggie Ernst, and our compassionate team help patients of all ages maintain healthy and beautiful smiles!
What To Expect During Your Dental Cleaning And ExamDr. Maggie Ernst on 6 Month Cleanings Read Transcript
When they come in for your six month cleaning, what you'll expect is the hygienist will go ahead and bring you back. They'll update any films that are necessary meaning either your bite wing X-rays, which are the small ones that look for cavities, or the panoramic radiograph, which goes all the way around your head. They'll update those, make sure those are correct. They'll go over your medical history, take your blood pressure because we want the foundation of your oral health is obviously just your overall health, make sure that looks good. Then they'll go ahead and they'll measure your gums, they'll clean your teeth, make sure everything looks good. And then one of the dentists will come in look over your films, look over your medical history, and see clinically how everything looks. And then we always do recommend fluoride at the end of our cleanings. It's the best way to help prevent decay.
Even with excellent oral hygiene, there are areas in your mouth that are impossible to clean without professional help.
When you visit us for a dental cleaning and exam, we will explain each process before we begin so you will know exactly what to expect. If you are a new patient, you should expect to spend about two hours with us – an hour with one of our dentists and an hour with a hygienist.
Not only will we thoroughly clean each of your teeth, we will also clean your gums and check for any signs of dental issues and diseases, like oral cancer.
Thanks to the state-of-the-art dental technology we use, like our DIAGNOdent cavity detector and digital X-ray machines, we’ll catch signs of tooth decay that might otherwise go overlooked. This also ensures that, if there is a problem, we can solve it while it is still small and easily manageable, saving you time and money in the long term.
Enjoy Our Friendly Team, Comfort Amenities
At Bell Dental Group, we treat our patients like family. We always greet you with warm smiles and listen to your smile goals and concerns.
To make your visit more pleasant, we offer a variety of comfort options, including:
- A coffee and drink station
- Cozy neck pillows and blankets
- TVs and headphones in every care room
- Dental sedation options