Regular dental cleanings and exams in Cincinnati will help keep your smile looking gorgeous! Bell Dental Group will give your smile the care it needs to shine. Dr. Chuck Bell, Dr. Dave Bell, Jr., Dr. Maggie Ernst, Dr. Joyce Crowe, and our whole team help patients of all ages maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. We treat our patients like family – we will always greet you warmly and listen intently to your concerns and smile goals.Dr. Maggie Ernst on Dental Cleanings and Exams Read Transcript
When you 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 white wing x-rays which are the small ones that look for cavities or the panoramic radiographs which goes all the way around your head. They'll update those make sure those are correct go over your medical history take a blood pressure because we want the foundation of your oral health is obviously just your overall health make sure that looks good and 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 cleaning it's the best way to help prevent decay.
To make your visits more pleasant, we offer a variety of comfort options, including:
- A coffee and drink station
- Cozy neck pillows and warm blankets
- TVs and headphones in every care room
- Dental sedation options
Call our team today to schedule your next regular checkup: 513-802-9440. We’re located at 2767 Erie Ave., not far from both St. Mary Grade School and Hyde Park School.
Know What to Expect During Your Dental Cleaning & ExamDoctor Maggie Ernst on Dental Cleanings and Exams Read Transcript
It's important to come in for your cleanings regularly, just to kind of make sure that everything is kind of up to par. At those cleaning visits it's not just us cleaning the plaque off your teeth and sending you on your way. We need to look to see if there are any cavities on your teeth. We need to check all of your gum tissue to make sure that your gums are healthy. The gums are sort of the foundation of the teeth, so if your foundation is poor, you're going to have problems going down the road.
It's also important, we believe, in diagnosing any kind of treatment early. I would rather take care of a cavity while it's small than kind of deal with the repercussions of it getting bigger. If we can just take out a small little bit of the diseased tooth and put a small filling in it, that's going to be better than a root canal or a crown or possibly an extraction. So it's important to come sort of regularly, so we can make sure that everything is healthy. We also do oral health screenings at that time to make sure you don't have any oral cancers, anything like that or anything that can kind of cause a problem in the future.
Even with excellent oral hygiene, some areas in your mouth are impossible to clean without professional help. When you visit us for a dental cleaning and dental exam, we will explain each process before we begin so you will know exactly what to expect. If you are a new patient, you will probably spend about two hours with us – an hour with one of our dentists and an hour with a hygienist.
Thanks to the state-of-the-art dental technology we use, like our DIAGNOdent cavity detector and digital X-rays, we’ll catch signs of tooth decay that might otherwise go overlooked. This also ensures that if we do find a problem, we can solve it while it is still small and easily manageable, saving you time and money in the long term.
We love getting to know new patients! Our consultations and second opinions are always free, but there may be charges for an exam, cleaning, and other related services as needed. An uninsured patient can expect the following costs:
- New patient exam – $116
- Dental cleaning – $114
- X-rays – $82+ (this varies based on need)
Keep your smile healthy and beautiful with dental cleanings and exams from Bell Dental Group. Call us today at 513-802-9440 to schedule your next checkup.