Dental Exams

Dental Exams & Cleaning

Comprehensive Dental Treatment in Pleasanton, TX

Woman smiling at her dentist appointment

At Brush Country Dental Center, we're proud to provide expert dental treatment to patients throughout the greater Pleasanton, TX area. As a leading dental practice providing comprehensive care, we're proud to offer personalized general, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments to our patients, and we place a focus on achieving a healthy overall smile in the long-term. While procedures like dental implants and teeth whitenings are important, nothing takes the place of strong preventive care - and dental exams and cleanings are a vital part of that foundation.


Why Do I Need a Dental Checkup?

Routine checkup appointments are a cornerstone of preventive care and oral hygiene, on par with daily brushing and flossing. Check-ups are vital to ensuring your teeth stay healthy over the long term, as they let us spot problems before they get serious and prevent new ones from forming. You should visit our Pleasanton dental office twice a year for a routine checkup appointment, but if you notice any problems in your teeth, don't hesitate to schedule an extra.


What to Expect at Dental Checkups

Your dental checkup is a simple, routine procedure that gives your Pleasanton dentist a chance to examine your mouth for problems, provide instructions for at-home care, and perform a thorough deep clean to remove plaque and bacteria and restore your mouth to pristine cleanliness.

The appointment starts with a comprehensive oral exam. During this exam, your dentist will carefully examine your mouth for signs of plaque buildup, bacteria, gum disease, and tooth decay. We may take photographs or x-rays to build a greater understanding of your oral health situation. Your dentist will then compare your current oral health to past records to see if things are getting better or worse over time.


Teeth Cleanings in Pleasanton, TX

The second part of your check up appointment is a teeth cleaning. This is a thorough, comprehensive deep clean of your teeth and gums, allowing us to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) buildup from places that you can't reach with a normal toothbrush and floss. Your dental hygienist will use specialized tools to clean away any caked-on plaque and bacteria, freeing the tooth enamel from contact with these corrosive elements. Finally, your hygienist will carefully polish your teeth to make it harder for bacteria to adhere to them. Based on the results of your exam and cleaning, you dentist may then recommend modifications to your at-home oral hygiene regimen to help you maintain a clean, healthy mouth and strong teeth.


Contact Your Pleasanton, TX Family Dentist

Teeth cleanings and exams are a vital part of maintaining a healthy smile, and with strong oral hygiene and twice-yearly dental checkups, you can maintain your smile well into old age. Feel free to contact us if you have more questions about dental checkups, or just request one online if you'd like to schedule your own. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you maintain a gorgeous smile!