The patient here is an 11 year old boy who hasn’t had a cleaning in a few years and has a lot of plaque and tartar build up. This may be one of the youngest patients we have seen in which we did a procedure called a full mouth debridement in which if one hasn’t had proper cleaning at a dentist office and/ or poor oral hygiene at home we must complete this procedure before we can even do a basic exam. The build up makes diagnosis difficult for the dentist and hygienist because they cannot see, so it is very important to keep up the home oral hygiene and go to the dentist for professional cleanings to avoid cavities and periodontal disease.

Here at Supertooth, we are proud to offer dental examinations and x-rays to our patients.

We truly believe that regular dental examinations are important for good dental health and a smile of which you can be proud.

Dental Exams at Supertooth

We start by doing a professional cleaning, removing all of the bad tartar and other buildup on your teeth.

We then do an examination, looking for any problems before they become bigger ones. We examine each tooth, looking for any signs of decay, damage, or anything else. We are also looking for any signs of infection. We want to correct any problems you may have before they get any worse.

X-rays
X-rays are very helpful for looking inside of your teeth. We are looking for any problems we can’t see just by looking with the naked eye. We can often diagnose cavities much more quickly with an x-ray. They are also helpful for finding any gum or teeth problems that we need to address.

Home Care
During your visit, we will also talk about good home care. We believe what you do at home really affects your teeth. For this reason, we will acknowledge any areas on which you need to concentrate so you can have a healthy smile.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (301) 986-8777 (Chevy Chase) or (301) 972-4400 (Germantown).