Dental Exams and Cleanings in Petaluma, CA


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A dental exam is a professional checkup of your teeth and gums. During a routine exam, your dentist will check your overall oral health and check for problems, including infection, decay, caries, injuries, fractures, and much more.

Regular dental exams and cleaning are a critical part of preventative oral care.

Petaluma Dental Group offers affordable dental exams and cleanings to all their patients in Petaluma, CA.

Why and When to Have a Dental Exam

Regular exams can not only protect your oral and dental health but may also impact your overall wellbeing. For example, certain conditions such as diabetes, lupus, and arthritis first show up in the mouth.

If your dentist notices any signs of such conditions, he or she will suggest that you see a doctor for further treatment. Regular exams also allow the dentist to offer homecare tips and advice for optimal dental health.

Dental Exam and Cleaning at Petaluma Dental Group

There are usually two main parts to a regular dental exam. The first part is the dental checkup that will be performed by one of our qualified dentists. The second part may involve a professional dental cleaning.

During an exam, your dentist and hygienist will:

  • Evaluate your oral hygiene and overall health (diabetes, for example, increases the risk of gum disease)
  • Evaluate your risk for tooth decay, infection and gum disease
  • Evaluate your need for tooth replacement, repair or restoration
  • Remove stains or deposits on your teeth during the cleaning
  • Check your bite and jaw for dental problems
  • Demonstrate proper cleaning procedures and assess for a fluoride treatment

In addition, our dental team will check for loose or ill-fitting dental prosthetics and suggest adjustments if needed. A pediatric dentist will check to see if your child’s teeth are developing normally.

Cleaning procedures usually involve professional flossing and brushing with a special electric toothbrush. This helps remove plaque or tartar deposits on tooth surfaces.

Contact us in Petaluma, CA today and make an appointment for a professional dental exam.

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