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  • Prevent dental problems with proactive care
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Dental Cleanings and Exams in Salem, OR

Cleanings and exams are as important to your smile as oil changes are to keeping your car in good running shape. Without routine checkups, it is extremely difficult to maintain a healthy smile. The team at Bickler Dentistry recommends you visit us twice a year for dental cleanings and exams in Salem. These regular visits will help you:

  • Catch and treat small oral problems before they cause big trouble
  • Smile with confidence that your teeth are in good shape
  • Enjoy peace of mind about your oral health
  • Potentially avoid dental emergencies

Call Bickler Dentistry today to schedule your next checkup: 503-647-4645. Ask how you can save money on your routine care when you join our VIP Club. With this insurance alternative, you pay a low monthly fee that covers the cost of your annual exams and cleanings. You receive discounts on other services too.

Improve Your Oral Health & Avoid Problems With Routine Care

Our cleanings and exams are anything but ordinary! If you’re a first-time visitor to our practice, your dental hygienist will go over your medical and dental history so we have a complete picture of your health. They will also ask about your smile goals, so we understand what you want to get out of your dental care.

During your visit, we:

  • Take a set of digital X-rays for a detailed look at your teeth, roots, and bone
  • Use our intraoral camera to take snapshots inside your mouth
  • Look for any signs of problems, including using a cavity detector and performing an oral cancer screening
  • Clean your teeth with an ultrasonic scaler to remove all traces of plaque and tartar, paying close attention to areas you might miss at home when brushing and flossing

Dr. Bickler will go over your treatment plan with you, making recommendations for services that can repair and improve your smile. Depending on your needs, we may recommend fluoride treatment or tooth sealants to help prevent cavities. If we have found cavities during your exam, we’ll likely recommend a tooth filling or same-day crown to repair the damage.

Call Bickler Dentistry today at 503-647-4645 to schedule an appointment. You can also make an appointment online. Keep up with your dental cleanings and exams in Salem for a healthy smile.

Common Questions About Dental Cleanings and Exams

How long does a dental exam and cleaning take?

For most of our patients, a dental exam and cleaning will take about an hour. We’ll begin by asking you about any problems and possibly taking a set of X-rays. Your dental hygienist will then look over your mouth and perform a thorough teeth cleaning. Finally, your dentist will perform a complete dental exam and make any recommendations needed for a healthy smile.

How soon after my cleaning can I eat?

Luckily, there’s no reason to wait to eat after your cleaning. However, your teeth and gums may be a little sensitive. So, you may want to avoid extremely hot, cold, or acidic food and beverages for a few hours. Be sure to ask your dentist if you have any concerns about what you can eat or drink after your appointment.

Why should I get a dental exam if I’m not in pain?

If you wait until you are in pain, you already have a serious problem. On top of that, not all dental problems cause pain. By getting regular exams, you get the benefit of having dental professionals look at your mouth. We can identify potential problems or catch them in the early stages. That allows us to fix them before you may need expensive and invasive treatments.

Do dental checkups include oral cancer screenings?

Yes. Dental checkups typically involve a thorough cleaning, comprehensive exam, and dental X-rays to look for signs of problems like tooth decay or gum disease; an oral cancer screening; and time with your dentist to talk about any current or potential oral health issues that need to be addressed.

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