In order to maintain optimal oral health, it’s important to practice good hygiene habits at home while also visiting a dentist regularly for examinations and cleanings. Examinations can help Dr. Tucker and our team identify current and potential health issues within your mouth, and cleanings will help supplement at-home care by reaching areas that are commonly missed by routine brushing and flossing.
How often should I be seen for cleanings and exams?
It is generally advisable to visit the dentist for a cleaning and exam twice per year, but depending on the health of your mouth Dr. Tucker may recommend visiting more or less often. Regular examinations can pay off significantly down the road. When issues are discovered and addressed early, it can prevent them from becoming increasingly painful and costly in the future. Regular cleanings also help your teeth look their best by removing minor stains before they worsen and require more advanced whitening treatments. They also preserve the health of your teeth so you can hang onto them longer as you age.
If you have been meaning to visit the dentist for a cleaning or exam but haven’t taken action due to a lack of dental insurance coverage, don’t worry! We offer comprehensive and affordable membership plans for both children and adults that include 2 exams and cleaning treatments per year. These plans also cover x-rays, consultations, problem-focused exams, whitening kits and deep discounts on more involved procedures. Learn more about our membership plans.
What makes Redding Dental Arts so unique?
We are very committed to dental education, whether it is explaining what we found during a patient’s examination to offering advice to a parent whose child often forgets to brush. It is important to us that you know exactly what’s going on in your mouth and how to keep it as healthy as possible throughout your life. In light of this celebration of knowledge, Dr. Tucker regularly pursues continuing education and training so that he is always on the cutting edge of dentistry and able to provide treatment with a level of quality seldom found elsewhere.