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What do We Look for in a Dental Checkup?
Dental Checkups | Nov 16, 2018

Dental Checkups

It is important to go in for a regular dental checkup for many reasons. The most important reason is that a regular dental checkup will help to keep your gums and your teeth healthy. When it comes to dental checkups there are a few things that a dentist will look for.  Here is what to expect at your dental checkup.

What do We Look for in a Dental Checkups?

There are two things that will happen at your regular dental checkup.


The first is the examination, which may include x-rays. During this part of the exam your dentist will look for any cavities or other issues with your teeth. The dentist will also look for any tartar or plaque on the teeth. The dentist will also check your gums. They will do this with a special tool that measures the depth of the space located between your gums and your teeth. If the gums are healthy the spaces will be shallow. When a person develops gum disease, the spaces become deeper.

In addition, a careful examination of your throat, face, tongue, neck, and head will be conducted in order to look for anything significant such as swelling or redness.


The second part of the dental checkup will be a cleaning. Regular flossing and brushing will help to keep plaque off of your teeth. However, tartar cannot be removed at home, which is why it is important to have a teeth cleaning at least twice each year. During the dental cleaning process a dental professional will use specific tools to remove the tartar from your teeth. This is referred to as scaling.

Once the tartar is removed, your dental professional will polish your teeth. This will help to remove surface stains. If any damage was found on your teeth, another appointment may need to be made in order to have these issues resolved.

Regency Family Dentistry Omaha

Whether your teeth needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.  Below are just some of the many procedures and dental services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results.  Your smile is our first priority, and we’ll give you something to smile about.

Preventative Dentistry

  • Dental Exams
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Oral Cancer Exam
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Sealants
  • Dental X-Rays
  • Home Care
  • Nightguards & Mouthguards

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Dental Implants
  • Composite Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • FixedPorcelain Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Tooth Whitening

Periodontal Disease

  • What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Maintenance

Restorative Dentistry

  • Dental Implants
  • Inlay Restorations
  • Onlay Restorations
  • Composite Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Dentures & Partial Dentures
  • Fixed Bridges
  • Root Canal Therapy

Oral Surgery

  • Wisdom Teeth Extractions