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Dental Cleanings and Exams

Enjoy A Clean Smile

  • Build a better smile with healthy oral care habits
  • Treat problems before they become emergencies
  • Choose a latex-free practice for your dental needs

Boost Your Oral Health With Dental Cleanings & Exams in Zanesville

When you come in for a dental checkup, you can expect thorough treatment with extensive preventive care solutions and advanced modern technology. Your dental cleanings and exams in Zanesville will:

  • Make your smile shine
  • Remove tartar and plaque from your teeth
  • Prevent serious oral health issues
  • Identify problems as early as possible
  • Give you peace of mind about your oral health

Call 740-214-1301 for your next checkup. You can relax in one of our massage chairs during your appointment.

We’ll Treat Your Teeth to Excellent Dentistry

Every patient deserves to be happy with their smile. By coming here for general dentistry, you can expect comprehensive cleanings and exams. Plus, your dentist doesn’t “save” the latest technology for advanced procedures. Dr. Hawkins will use them during your checkup to ensure we catch problems in advance.

Here are some of the technologies we use:

  • DIAGNOdent – This cavity detector uses lasers to find decay before it’s noticeable to the naked eye.
  • Digital X-rays – Detailed images of your mouth are available quickly. This technology uses a fraction of the radiation compared to traditional X-ray equipment.
  • Microscope Bacteria Screening – This helps us see specific bacteria like spirochetes, gliding/spinning rods, amoebas, cytophaga, and more. These little creatures feed on the tissue in your mouth and can cause significant damage, so it’s important that we treat any infections quickly and completely.
  • VELscope – Early detection will make a huge difference in the success of oral cancer treatment. The VELscope uses blue spectrum light to identify tissue abnormalities that can be an early warning sign of oral cancer or other health conditions.

In addition, we’ll also perform a thorough cleaning, getting into all the nooks and crannies you miss. If necessary, we will also supplement your dental cleaning with preventive treatments like fluoride applications or dental sealants. You’ll walk out with your teeth looking and feeling great! You can also get custom mouthguards to wear while playing sports or to prevent wear and tear from teeth grinding.

Call 740-214-1301 to get your next dental exams and cleanings in Zanesville. You’ll be happy to know we are a latex-free practice!

Common Questions About Dental Cleanings and Exams
What happens during a dental cleaning and exam?

Routine dental hygiene appointments often include a teeth cleaning, a thorough exam, and dental X-rays. During this kind of visit, about every six months, your hygienist removes any plaque buildup and looks for signs of trouble like tooth decay, cavities, and periodontal infection. Dr. Hawkins will also talk to you about any oral health problems you have, answer your questions, and suggest any treatment you might need.

Why are dental cleanings and exams necessary?

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. But that is only part of maintaining good oral health. Brushing and flossing won’t remove dental plaque that builds up and hardens on your teeth and infects your gums. Only a trained hygienist has the skills and equipment to do that, which is why you need to visit the dentist for cleanings and exams about twice a year.

How much does a dental cleaning and exam cost?

The cost of dental care varies from patient to patient depending on the practice and what sort of services are included in routine hygiene appointments. Typically, dental insurance providers will cover the cost of routine dental cleanings and exams. Without insurance, these general dentistry services can range in price anywhere from $100 to $300, depending on the practice and even where it’s located.