Dental Cleanings & Dental Exams

Prevent Dental Problems with Cleanings and Exams in Decatur, AL

Routine maintenance from a car mechanic can save you a lot of time, inconvenience, and money. In a similar manner, regular dental exams and dental cleanings from Charles F. Betts, Jr., D.M.D. Family Dentistry can save you from future problems, prevent costly procedures, and keep your mouth in top condition for life.

What to Expect at Your Routine Cleaning and Dental Exam

Step #1 – If you are due for a cleaning and exam, the first thing you should do is call Charles F. Betts, Jr., D.M.D. Family Dentistry and schedule your initial appointment. To be as prepared as possible, fill out the new patient forms at home and bring them to your appointment.

Step #2 – At your initial appointment, you will have X-rays taken and will receive a thorough exam and cleaning by one of our dental hygienists. The hygienist will note any areas of concern for Dr. Betts to take a look at during his dental exams. We will also perform a risk assessment test to determine how likely you are to develop tooth decay in the future and to develop a treatment plan to minimize this risk going forward. Every patient will also have a visual oral cancer screening performed by Dr. Betts. It is critical that we find any signs of cancer as early as possible. The earlier you begin treatment, the better your chances of success. You will also be checked for periodontal disease, which affects nearly 50% of American adults and can have a huge impact on your overall health.

Step #3 – The greatest service you can do for your teeth is to schedule regular exams and cleanings with Dr. Betts. We recommend you come in every six months for a checkup and dental cleanings. Make your dental health a priority today.

Dr. Betts is waiting to help you keep your smile bright and your mouth healthy. Call our office today at 256-274-8680 to schedule your first appointment. You can also use our online form to make an appointment, ask us any questions, or leave a comment. One of us will contact you as soon as possible.