What are dental cleanings and exams?

The first step to a healthy smile is a clean smile! That is why our experienced dentist, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, provides excellent dental cleanings and exams for patients of all ages. Dental cleanings and exams are an ideal time for us to diagnose conditions, prevent decay, and begin planning treatment. You will undergo a dental cleaning and exam during your initial visit to our office and at your biannual checkup appointments.

What happens during a dental cleaning?

Under the direction of Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, one of our dental hygienists will guide you the through each dental cleaning and examination. First, your teeth are cleaned, polished, and examined for signs of decay or disease. We will also review your dental history and take a series of digital and panoramic X-rays to help us properly view your teeth, gums, and jaw. At Lake City Way Dental Center, we utilize the latest dental technology to ensure your smile is properly taken care of. We also use intraoral cameras to help you see what we see during the exam. Dental exams and teeth cleanings in Seattle, Washington are a perfect time to ask us your questions and present your concerns. We are happy to welcome new and returning patients to our office and invite you to call us today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to serving you and your family!