Dental Cleaning & checkups

Dental Checkups in Fall River, MA

Along with your regular, at-home dental care, it’s important to visit the dentist at least twice per year for a dental cleaning and exam to keep your mouth and smile healthy. We provide professional teeth cleaning and dental exams with the best dentist in Fall River.

When you visit our Fall River, MA dentistry office for a routine cleaning and checkup, we will:

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Completely clean your teeth to remove cavity-causing plaque and tartar from your tooth surfaces
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Floss your teeth to remove plaque from between your teeth
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Polish your teeth
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Perform an oral exam to look for signs of decay, gum disease, or other dental conditions
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We may take X-rays to check for cavities or other issues

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During your visit, we’ll also chat about your at-home oral hygiene and make recommendations to improve it so your teeth will remain healthy and strong. To make an appointment for your next dentist visit, call us today 508-644-0555.

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Why is it so important to visit the dentist?

Regular visits to the dentist near you will help maintain the health of your mouth and teeth. Dental care is important because it:

  • Prevents tooth decay
  • This will give you a more attractive
  • smile and increase your self-confidence
  • You can have beautiful, healthy smiles all your life with strong teeth!
What should I look out for when selecting the right dentist?

It is essential to find an emergency dentist near you. You should be able to determine whether the dentist you visit is right for you or not. Consider the following during your appointment:

  • Is the appointment schedule convenient?
  • Is it easy to find the office and get there?
  • Is the office clean?
  • Are you given information about the cost of treatment?
What can you do to prevent cavities?

Spend at least two to three minutes brushing teeth. It takes this long to remove bacteria that can cause tooth enamel loss. Don’t brush too hard. You only need to use very gentle pressure to remove plaque and bacteria. Floss at the very least once per day. Flossing alone is the best way to remove bacteria between your teeth.

Be careful what sugar you eat. Peanut butter and raisins can stick to your teeth. These foods can lead to bacteria in your teeth. Reduce the amount of sweets consumed during the day and brush your teeth afterward.

After a meal, do not brush your teeth. Rinse your mouth with water. After a meal, you can try sugarless gum. Chewing sugarless gum after a meal can help to regulate your saliva flow, which acts as a natural plaque-fighter substance. Don’t forget to schedule regular dental appointments. A good dental habit will lead to a non-cavity visit.

Why do dentists take X-rays of patients?

The dentist cannot see many diseases of the teeth or surrounding tissues. An X-ray exam may reveal:
Small areas of decay may be found between the teeth or under existing restorations (fillings).

  • Infections in the bones
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Cysts or abscesses
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Some types of cancers

It is possible to save money, time and discomfort by diagnosing and treating problems early. X-rays can reveal damage to the oral structures that are not obvious during a regular examination. You may be able to save your life if you have a hidden cancer. Based on the condition of your development, our dentist will determine if you need X-rays. X-rays can be very beneficial. We will also discuss any additional concerns or questions you may have.