Exams & Cleanings

Exams & Cleanings in Grand Prairie, TX 75052

At Prime Dental, we provide precision exams and teeth cleaning for all patients in the Grand Prairie area. Our exams are performed daily and consist of standard procedures to clean and check teeth for problems or diseases that may not have been discovered yet and prevent issues from occurring. We recommend patients get a dental examination every 6 months to ensure they receive the absolute best preventative care possible.

Once you arrive at our office for an exam a few things will happen.

You will receive an X-ray that lets us closely examine the teeth and surrounding bone for decay, loss of bone, cysts in the mouth, tumors, and any other possible dental issues. They also give dentists an inside view of the structure of the teeth and their roots.

Once the x-ray has been done, patients will sit back and relax while our experienced dental hygienists thoroughly clean the teeth. They will remove any tartar buildup and plaque from teeth, then polish them to remove stains and anything else that may have been missed previously.

Patients also receive an oral screening, in which we look at the lips, throat, neck, gums, and face for anything that shows symptoms of any existing or developing problems. Prime Dental also checks for oral cancer, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and the condition of existing dental restorations.

Even rigorous routines of brushing and flossing cannot combat the eventual buildup of plaque and bacteria within teeth enamel and gums.

What is plaque?

Plaque is a colorless coating of bacteria that sticks onto the teeth, building with every meal and drink. It makes the sugars in your food and drinks erode the enamel, causing cavities and tooth decay. It can also cause gingivitis, which indicates the onset of periodontal disease. Sugar left on teeth can harden into tartar and plaque in as little as 24 hours, so make sure you are brushing your teeth to remove as much as possible.

Professional cleanings can get plaque and tartar off the teeth that brushing and flossing alone cannot remove. Call and schedule an appoint before cavities or dental diseases develop and wreak havoc on the mouth.