Keep Your Smile Healthy and Beautiful With Routine Dental Exams and Cleanings

Achieving a healthy, beautiful smile isn’t a one-off accomplishment — it involves diligent oral hygiene at home and ongoing support from a trusted dental team. Our dental team at White Sage Dentistry provides numerous preventive dental care services, including dental exams and cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Please schedule an appointment today with Dr. Shruti Jadeja and the team for your routine dental exam.

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What happens during a dental exam?

We strongly advise patients of all ages to see a dentist at least twice a year. Patients at risk of gum disease or cavities can increase the frequency to 3-4 times annually. Oral wellness exams help our team assess your dental health, pinpoint areas of concern, and recommend appropriate corrective care to restore your oral health. 

But how does our dental team carry out an oral exam? After taking your medical history and knowing you as a person, a typical dental check-up involves the following:

  • Visual examination: Our dentist uses an intra-oral camera or a small mirror to get a comprehensive view of your mouth. During a visual dental examination, we can point out signs of cavities, gum disease, failing dental work, and other visible abnormalities.
  • Digital x-rays: Issues lurking beneath the gum line can only be spotted with the help of x-ray images. We use safe dental x-rays to unearth bone loss, hidden cavities, cysts, tumors, impacted wisdom teeth, and jaw misalignment. We use the findings of visual exams and digital radiographs to devise a personalized treatment plan. 
  • Oral cancer screening: Our dental team probes your lips, mouth, cheeks, neck, throat, and other oral structures to detect sores, lumps, and other abnormalities linked to mouth cancer. We always recommend a biopsy after spotting abnormal signs that indicate the presence of mouth cancer. 
  • Dental cleaning: After your oral exam, our dental team begins a thorough cleaning of your mouth to remove plaque and tartar accumulated on your teeth. After plaque and tartar removal, we floss and polish your teeth for a shiny look.

Ready to enjoy a clean and fresh smile in Salem, OR? Please dial (503) 877-1626 to schedule your routine dental check-up with White Sage Dentistry. Let’s work together to give you an incredible smile.