Why dental cleanings and exams are critical for good oral health and wellness

A dental checkup scheduled at least twice a year can help patients achieve and maintain their oral health and wellness. With the team at Eagle Family Dental of Arlington, Washington, we encourage patients to work hard to achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. With a deep cleaning of the teeth and a thorough evaluation to ensure the smile is free from periodontal disease and tooth decay, we can help you on your journey to a beautiful and healthy smile for life!

Why are regular dental checkups important for oral health?

Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored! Drs. Bryce Duskin, Arezoo Holdaway, Gavin McNelis, and Ally Mueller educate patients on the steps taken during their visit. Without regular appointments to monitor oral health, conditions such as cavities and infection can take over the smile and result in irreversible damage. Regular cleanings and examinations often include:

  • Physical evaluation of the teeth and gums by a dentist
  • An oral cancer screening to spot the early signs and symptoms
  • A deep cleaning of both the teeth and gum tissues
  • Heavy tartar and plaque removal, if needed
  • Periodontal cleanings for patients with diagnosed periodontal disease

During these appointments, our team can help you determine where you are in your oral healthcare journey and make suggestions for treating any issues found. Once conditions such as decay and disease are treated, we can work with you on improving the look of the smile with cosmetic dentistry solutions to improve your self-confidence and self-esteem!

What is the first step towards a healthier smile?

If it has been a while since you’ve seen the dentist or are experiencing symptoms of concern, it is time to connect with a dentist in your community. Our team at Eagle Family Dental encourages you to call (360) 322-1251 to request an appointment at our Arlington, WA office located at 20302 77th Avenue, NE. We are open to new and returning patients and families of the communities of Arlington, Marysville, Stanwood, Smokey Point, Camano Island, Lake Stevens, Granite Falls,  and Everett, WA.