at Moreno Valley Dental can provide you with an overview of what to expect for your next dental cleaning.

First Step: Say Hello to Your Hygienist

Your dental hygienist will play a huge role in your dental cleanings and checkups. In fact, you will probably spend more time with your hygienist than you will with your dentist. The jobs of hygienists have been a large part of dentistry for many years. They are highly educated and required to attain a license after completing courses at an accredited dental school. Licensure will not be granted until they pass a clinical examination and national board exam. Once this is accomplished, your hygienist will be ready to share their knowledge with you so that you can keep up with the most current oral hygiene practices.  You can count on your hygienist to clean your teeth free of plaque and tartar buildup, and give you a brightening polish and possibly a fluoride treatment.

Dental Examination

Before your teeth are cleaned, you may receive a series of dental x-rays. This isn’t necessarily performed at every single six month checkup, but if you are overdue for a dental visit, x-rays will likely be one of the first steps. Your hygienist is qualified to acquire and read your x-rays, and if she sees anything suspicious, she will report the findings to your dentist who will also examine your teeth visually and ask you a few questions about your current dental health. You’ll have the opportunity to voice any concerns and ask any questions that you might have about your oral health. If you keep up with these biannual visits, you’re likely to walk out with a clean bill of dental health following just about every one of your dental checkups.

Dental Checkups in Moreno Valley, CA

If you are in need of any general dentistry services, schedule an appointment at our Moreno Valley, CA dentist office  by contacting us at (951) 697-6800. Located in the 92533 area, we proudly serve patients from Moreno Valley and all surrounding communities.