Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Medford, NJ

Prevent Problems and Protect Your Smile

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Did you know that about 47% of adults who are 30+ years old have some form of gum disease and that 90% of adults 20 years or older have had at least one cavity in their lifetime? That means that even if you consistently brush and floss your teeth at home every day, you can still develop an issue. You might not notice early signs of gingivitis, for example, or could have tooth decay between your teeth where it’s difficult to see.

Fortunately, your dentist at Dr. Euksuzian & Dr. Braatz Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can prevent problems and protect your smile with a regular checkup and cleaning. If you need a consultation, feel free to contact us to request an appointment or additional information.

Why Choose Dr. Euksuzian & Dr. Braatz Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for Dental Checkups & Cleanings?

  • CareCredit Financing Available for the Uninsured
  • Advanced Diagnostic Tools
  • Flexible Hours to Accommodate Your Schedule  

Why are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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It’s tempting to skip appointments when you don’t have an immediate oral issue, but unfortunately, doing so puts your dental health at risk. Periodontal disease and tooth decay don’t always show noticeable signs in the early stages so it’s easy to miss them.  As a result, you could end up with more serious problems down the road as your condition progresses. You may eventually need more complex and costly treatments later to resolve them.

As a bonus, many dental insurance policies fully cover preventative care appointments. By visiting your dentist every 6 months for a checkup and cleaning, you’ll avoid developing problems so that you don’t have to worry about potentially costly emergency appointments or procedures.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup?

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You can expect your dental cleaning in Medford to include:

  • An examination. We’ll closely examine your gums, teeth, bite alignment, and any existing dental work to ensure everything is in good condition.
  • X-rays. You may not have x-rays every visit, but you can expect to have them done at least once every year. This ensures that we’re able to see even the most hard-to-detect issues.
  • An oral cancer screening. We’ll check the soft tissues in your mouth for signs of oral cancer.
  • Proposed treatment plan. Based on our findings, we’ll provide recommendations and options to resolve any areas of concern.
  • Dental Q&A. Our dedicated experts take the time to answer any of your questions about your oral condition or treatments. We’ll also provide you with at-home tips and guidelines to help you maintain things on your own.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning?

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You can expect the following steps during your dental cleaning:

  • Removing plaque. Our hygienist will remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria buildup from your teeth and along your gumline using specialized tools. This clears away what you can’t see or reach when you brush at home.
  • We’ll also take the time to thoroughly floss your teeth to ensure there’s no buildup below your gumline.
  • Your teeth will be polished to remove minor stains from the surface.
  • Fluoride treatment. This option is available after your cleaning and strengthens the protective enamel of your teeth.