At Polles Dental, our dentistry team is dedicated to providing our patients a strong foundation for great oral hygiene and teaching them how to maintain it at home. Dr. Polles and our professional staff are committed to ensuring our patients receive thorough care during their twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings.
A comprehensive dental examination and cleaning are recommended twice-yearly for children and adults. During your initial dental examination at Polles Dental, our staff will take full mouth X-rays to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw. X-rays will not be required at every visit, and Dr. Polles will discuss it with you if and when new X-rays are required.
During a twice-yearly check-up, patients receive a thorough examination of their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and neck. Dr. Polles or one of our experienced dental hygienists will examine each tooth for cavities, plaque, or damage using a small pick instrument and mirror.
An examination of your gums will detect if any gum disease is present or needs treatment. Your head, neck, and jaw are examined to diagnose any possible issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. If necessary, Dr. Polles may recommend additional X-rays, an oral cancer screening, or a further periodontal inspection.