Achieve Your Brightest Smile at Southpoint Dental Center
For dental cleanings in Walla Walla, WA, visit Southpoint Dental Center where your dental health is our top priority. To help maintain your healthiest and happiest smile, Dr. Gustavsen recommends that each of his patients visit our office twice a year for regular dental exams and dental cleanings. During your appointment, Dr. Gustavsen or one of our registered dental hygienists will perform a professional dental cleaning. This cleaning will remove tartar and plaque from your teeth both above and below your gumline. Even the most stringent at-home brushing and flossing regimen cannot fully remove all of the tartar and plaque on your teeth, but the special dental instruments at Southpoint Dental Center can get rid of anything that’s stubbornly clinging to your smile. Your dental cleaning will end with a thorough teeth polishing, which can remove stains and any residual plaque that did not come off during the rest of the cleaning.
Dental Exams & Dental Cleanings in Walla Walla, WA, from Our 5-Star-Rated Dentist
As a follow-up to teeth polishing and dental cleanings in Walla Walla, WA, Dr. Gustavsen performs a dental exam to ensure that you are going home free of any underlying dental concerns. This exam will address the following: Digital X-Rays – If necessary, dental x-rays will be taken in order to find decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. For children, these x-rays are also used to diagnose developmental problems that can arise with newly erupting teeth. Oral Cancer Screening – Dr. Gustavsen will check your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer. Gum Health Screening – The gums and bone around your teeth will be examined for any signs of periodontal (gum) disease. Check for Tooth Decay – Dr. Gustavsen will test the surfaces of all your teeth to ensure that no decay or cavities are forming. Examine Existing Restorations – If you already have any fillings, crowns, or other dental restorations, Dr. Gustavsen will check each of these to confirm that they are still in strong shape. Once Dr. Gustavsen has given you a clean bill of dental health, don’t forget to continue your valuable at-home brushing and flossing regimen! To schedule your dental cleaning and exam with Dr. Gustavsen, call 509.522.2522 or click here to learn about our introductory special for new patients at Southpoint Dental Center. We look forward to meeting you!