How An Exam And Cleaning Strengthens Your Smile

April 23, 2024

Preventive dental care helps you avoid issues like tooth decay and periodontal disease, so you can keep your smile healthy and whole. Which is why we recommend a checkup and cleaning every six months. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about our exams and dental cleanings.

What to Expect From Your Dental Checkup

During your dental exam, we will talk to you about your oral health habits, and ask about how much sugar and starch is in your diet. During the exam portion, we will closely examine your smile not just visually, but using advanced digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. The technology enables us to make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, so we can catch potential problems in the early stages, often before you experience symptoms. Our team will look for common issues like tooth decay, dental infection, gingivitis, and gum disease. We also screen for oral cancer. Following the exam, we can create a personalized treatment plan to address the concerns we discover and restore your smile to optimal oral health and beauty!

Removing Harmful Buildup

Along with the exam, we will also conduct a professional dental cleaning, which removes the plaque and tartar buildup that a toothbrush and floss alone cannot. With an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual pick, we will thoroughly and comfortably remove all plaque and tartar, and then polish the teeth for a brighter appearance and to make it more difficult for plaque and tartar buildup to occur in between visits. The cleaning helps fight issues like tooth decay and gum disease, and could also offer a brighter smile and fresher breath too.

Caring for Your Smile From Home

We also want to make sure you have the information needed to care for your smile at home. We will discuss proper brushing and flossing, so you can remove stray food and drink particles and help prevent cavities and periodontal issues. We can also discuss healthier food and drink choices, and tips for keeping your teeth and gums strong in between your visits to our office. These visits benefit each and every member of your family, from the youngest to the oldest, and everyone in between. If you have any questions about our checkup and cleaning appointments, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence and obtain better oral health.


Our team wants to help you enjoy good oral health and a smile that shines with our general dental treatments, and that starts with a simple checkup and cleaning visit. Find out more about our approach to preventive dentistry by contacting Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248)693-6213! Let’s start summer with a shining smile.

Our Services

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.