Dental Cleanings & Exams in Wayne, MI
Keep Your Smile Healthy & Beautiful
Brushing and flossing at home is a great start, but it will take more to keep your teeth healthy long-term. If you want to maintain a healthy smile, it’s essential to visit our practice for dental cleanings and examinations at least twice a year. During these visits, Dr. Kaur and our Village Dental team will clean your teeth and remove harmful bacteria to help you avoid potentially costly oral health issues.
Explore our guide to learn exactly what to expect during a routine checkup at our Wayne, MI dental practice.
Keeping Your Smile Fresh
During a dental cleaning, one of our friendly hygienists will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth using specialized tools. These instruments allow us to remove any plaque and tartar that’s built up in your smile, including from parts of your mouth that are hard to reach with a toothbrush. By having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year, you can significantly reduce your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems.
Once your smile is fresh and clean, Dr. Kaur will carefully inspect your whole mouth to ensure any potential issues weren’t missed. If a problem is detected, such as a cavity, she’ll work with you to find the best treatment for getting your oral health back on track.
In addition to visually inspecting your mouth, we’ll also take x-rays at least once a year so we can examine your teeth in even greater detail. This allows Dr. Kaur to detect dental issues that may not be visible to the naked eye. As a result, we can provide treatment right away and prevent the issue from becoming more severe.
In the interest of your health and safety, we use digital x-rays at our Wayne, MI practice. This convenient technology gives Dr. Kaur the ability to show you exactly what she’s seeing on a display screen, so you can follow along. Best of all, digital x-rays reduce radiation exposure by up to 90%.
Oral Cancer Screening
One of the most important services we provide during a dental cleaning is oral cancer screening. Oral cancer is a deadly disease that kills thousands of Americans every year, in large part because it’s often detected too late. The best way to stay ahead of oral cancer is to make sure you don’t skip your routine dental checkups.
By monitoring your mouth for oral cancer on an ongoing basis, we can reduce the risk of the disease spreading out of control. If any signs of oral cancer are detected, we’ll refer you to a specialist right away so you can have the best possible chance of beating it.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that’s been shown to strengthen tooth enamel and help prevent cavities. It’s present in many of the foods and beverages we enjoy, as well as most brands of toothpaste, so most people get the benefits of fluoride without even knowing it.
After a dental cleaning, one of our hygienists can apply fluoride to your teeth. This will help keep them strong and healthy so your smile can stay beautiful for many years to come. Fluoride treatment is especially beneficial for young patients while their permanent teeth are still developing.