Exams & Cleanings

exams and cleanings pageEvery smile is unique – but everyone needs regularly-scheduled dental exams and cleanings to keep theirs healthy and beautiful. These appointments are necessary to prevent issues from developing that could require more involved cosmetic or restorative treatment later on.  Exam and cleaning appointments are typically quick, and do not require you to take a lot of time off from work.

Exams and Cleaning

Professionally cleaning your teeth allows us to remove the constantly-forming films of plaque and tartar that threaten your dental health. Otherwise, the bacterial films can gradually compromise the integrity of your teeth, gums, and oral structures. The examination part of your visit includes Dr. Bonura carefully inspecting your teeth, gums, jaw, and oral tissues  to catch existing problems that may require further treatment. Regular examinations can also include comprehensive oral cancer screenings to increase your chances of early detection and successful treatment, if necessary.

What to Expect

On average, patients are recommended to schedule an exam and cleaning appointment at least once every six months. During each visit, we’ll assess how well your hygiene routine is working, and whether or not you may need to improve in some areas.

If you already exhibit symptoms of tooth decay or gum disease, then you may require more frequent visits to prevent the issue from causing more serious dental trauma. For instance, patients with gingivitis may need periodontal cleaning, or scaling and root planning, which involves cleaning underneath the gums, and often requires more than one visit.

Call Dr. Caytlyn Bonura at Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM!

As a true family dentist, Dr. Caytlyn Bonura offers caring, patient-centered dentistry in a welcoming, comfortable environment. From young children to teens, and adults of all ages, Silver Smiles offers a comprehensive list of family, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services that are tailored to your specific needs. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bonura, call Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699. We also proudly welcome patients from Lordsburg, Bayard, Deming, and all surrounding communities.