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Dental Examinations

Dental Exam ImageAt Horizons Dental, our dentistry team is dedicated to providing a strong foundation for great oral hygiene. All of our Doctor's and our professional staff are committed to ensuring our patients receive thorough care during their twice-yearly dental examinations and cleanings.

The Dental Examination

A comprehensive dental exam and cleaning are recommended twice-yearly for children and adults. During your initial dental examination at Horizons Dental, our staff will take full mouth X-rays to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw.

During a twice-yearly check-up, patients receive a thorough examination of their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, neck, and a screening for oral cancer. Dr. Ronald Leyder or one of our experienced dental hygienists will examine each tooth for cavities, plaque, or damage. An examination of your gums will detect if any gum disease is present or needs treatment. Your head, neck and jaw are examined to diagnose any possible issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. If necessary, one of our Doctor's may recommend additional X-rays, or a further periodontal inspection.

Comprehensive Dental Cleaning

After the comprehensive examination and evaluation, one of our professional and knowledgeable dental hygienists will perform a comprehensive cleaning. Professional cleanings are recommended to be given twice a year to prevent cavities and identify any oral health issues as early as possible. A professional cleaning supplements the oral hygiene you maintain at home.

While it is recommended that adults brush two times a day and floss once a day, many patients only brush their teeth once a day and floss less than once a day. A deep cleaning twice a year by one of our professional dental hygienists includes a professional cleaning and polishing to prevent cavities and protect teeth from decay.

Call us today at 231-780-4100 or make an appointment online for your examination and cleaning.