Dental Checkups & Cleanings
One of the most important parts of every patient’s oral health care plan is the preventive maintenance checkup. At Associates in Family Dentistry, we encourage all of our patients to visit our Reading, MA practice at least two times each year. These six month checkups give us the opportunity to partner with our patients of all ages in achieving and maintaining their healthiest smiles. Contact our team to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Gail Iebba and her dedicated dental team.
We use digital x-rays and images to view the inner and out layers of teeth. These diagnostic tools in partnership with a thorough visual examination allow us to make more precise diagnoses and plan for more conservative treatments. Additionally, we can share the images with our patients to allow them to have a better understanding of their current level of oral health and treatment options.
Oral Health Screenings
An essential part of the checkup is the oral health screening. We carefully examine patients’ oral and facial structures looking for warning signs of common health concerns including:
- Tooth decay
- Periodontal(gum) disease
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
- Teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism)
- Oral Cancer
Professional Teeth Cleanings
A skilled hygienist will carefully remove plaque and tartar buildup. They’ll also take a close look at your teeth and gums looking for signs of common oral health issues, and they provide you directions to improve your at-home hygiene. The hygienist will answer any questions you have about caring for your smile, make product recommendations, and partner with you to get the healthiest smile.