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Dental Exams &
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Dental Exams

Regular dental exams help maintain good oral health and give an opportunity for your dentist to educate you with dental tips and tricks and help detect oral diseases early. The American Dental Association recommends that adults schedule regular dental exams at an interval of six months.

Even if you no longer have any of your natural teeth, it is necessary to visit your dentist for the maintenance of your dental restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures.

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What happens during a dental exam?

A comprehensive dental examination with Bliss Dentistry in Campbell will include the following:

  • Digital X-rays are used to detect the presence of decay, tumors, cysts, bone loss, gum recession, malocclusion, wisdom teeth, and impacted canines. This helps in treating problems while they are still in their initial phase.
  • Oral cancer screenings are performed to check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues and gums for the presence of abnormal growths. Oral cancer detected early is treatable.
  • Gums are examined to determine the presence of tartar accumulation and abscess pockets. Gum diseases detected during the gingivitis stage are reversible.
  • The existing restorations like veneers, crowns, and bridges are checked for fitting and maintenance purposes.
  • You will be educated about the benefits and importance of a balanced diet for good oral health. Also, your hygienist will demonstrate the correct way of brushing and flossing.
  • The need or desire for cosmetic enhancements is discussed, and your dentist will guide you through the benefits of smile improvement.
  • You will be advised of the best time to return for a follow-up visit. More frequent checkups may be recommended in case of severe decay and high risk of developing oral diseases.

Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleaning or prophylaxis focuses on removing plaque, tartar, and trapped food particles from the teeth. It is performed by one of our skilled dental hygienists at Bliss Dentistry.

Professional dental cleaning is an integral part of a good oral care regimen and our gentle hygienists will take the time to listen to your concerns and questions. We take the time to educate you about the best oral health habits in order to prevent discoloration, gum diseases, bone recession, decay, and tooth loss.

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What happens during a dental cleaning?

Professional dental cleaning is performed in 6 simple steps.

  1. Removal of plaque
    Plaque is a gluey invisible layer that forms on the topical surface of teeth. It inhabits a colony of bacteria, trapped food particles, and saliva. It is necessary to remove bacteria because they release toxins that inflame the gums. Scaling tools are used to scrape away the film of plaque.

  2. Removal of tartar
    Tartar or calculus is the hardened plaque film that firmly locks onto the teeth and often reaches below the gumline. Special dental instruments are used to scrape away the tartar. Tartar can only be removed with professional cleaning.

  3. Gritty toothpaste cleaning
    The hygienist will brush your teeth with an electric toothbrush, using a toothpaste with gritty consistency. The gritty structure of the toothpaste removes any left behind plaque or tartar.

  4. Expert flossing
    Regular brushing and flossing at home is a must. As part of your regular dental checkup, our gentle dental hygienist will ensure you are using proper flossing technique and the best choice for dental floss. Expert flossing can remove the debris from the hard-to-reach places.

  5. Polishing
    Your teeth are then buffed and polished to smooth the surface of the enamel. The polishing step leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean and your teeth feeling smooth and glossy. During polishing, the slightly gritty polishing paste smoothes out the tiny crevices and uneven surface of the enamel. Our patients love the way their teeth feel after the polishing step!

  6. Flouride treatment
    The last step of professional dental cleaning is a fluoride treatment. A fluoride treatment laminates the teeth with a fluoride-based varnish to form a protective layer on the teeth to help them fight decay and cavities.

At Bliss Dentistry of Campbell, California, we cater to all your needs pertaining to dental services and routine exams. Our Campbell dentists with their entire team persevere to provide you with exceptional treatment that enhances and maintains the beauty of your smile.

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