Expert Dental Cleanings and Exams for Optimal Oral Health

Dental Cleanings and Exams


At Foothills Family Dental, based in Fort Collins, CO 80524, we emphasize the importance of regular dental cleanings and exams as a cornerstone of preventive dental care. Our team, led by experienced dental professionals, is committed to ensuring every patient enjoys a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Why Dental Cleanings and Exams Matter

Routine dental cleanings and exams are more than just a procedure; they are essential steps in maintaining not just oral health but overall wellness. Dental issues, if left unchecked, can lead to more serious health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. By regularly removing plaque and tartar build-up and identifying potential issues early on, we help maintain your overall health.

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

A typical dental cleaning involves several steps. Our dental hygienists start with a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and tartar, followed by polishing teeth to remove surface stains. The session usually concludes with professional flossing and, if needed, fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth against decay.

The Comprehensive Dental Exam

Following your cleaning, one of our dentists will conduct a comprehensive exam. This includes a visual inspection of teeth and gums, oral cancer screening, and evaluating existing restorations. We may also use digital X-rays to get a complete picture of your dental health, ensuring any hidden issues are not overlooked.

Tailored Dental Care

Every patient's dental needs are unique. We take the time to understand your specific concerns and health history. This personalized approach ensures that you receive care that is tailored to your individual needs.

Educating Our Patients

We believe that informed patients are better equipped to maintain their oral health. During your visit, we provide valuable insights on proper brushing, flossing techniques, and advice on preventing dental diseases. Our goal is to be partners in your oral health journey.

Ensuring Comfort and Safety

We understand that some patients may feel anxious about dental visits. Our clinic is designed to create a relaxing atmosphere. For those who need it, we offer sedation dentistry options to make your experience stress-free and comfortable.

The Importance of Regular Visits

Regular dental cleanings and exams are crucial for maintaining oral health. We typically recommend these visits every six months, but this can vary based on individual needs. These regular check-ups are key in preventing dental issues and ensuring early detection and treatment of any oral health concerns.

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