Dental Exams & Cleanings in St. Armands, Venice, and Englewood, FL

Twice-Yearly Exams and Cleanings Are Important

At Tarpon Shores Dental, your dentist in Sarasota, Venice, and Englewood, FL, exams, and cleanings are an important part of preventative dentistry. During an exam, your dentist examines your lips, tongue, teeth, and gums for any issues that could become significant oral problems if they’re not identified.

Tooth decay, for example, can become an abscess or lead to periodontal disease if not treated promptly with a simple filling or treatment.

Your dental exam includes:

  • visual exams
  • diagnostic x-rays
  • screenings for decay, gum disease and oral cancer.

If we find signs of decay or cavities, or identify chipped or cracked teeth, we offer an impressive range of modern preventive and restorative dental services, including root canals, veneers, sealants, fluoride treatment, bonding, tooth whitening, and much more.

Our dental team recommends twice-yearly exams and cleanings near you for the best oral health.

Dental Cleanings

Cleaning by a skilled hygienist at a dentist office near you prevents buildup of decay-causing plaque and tartar. As important as your own brushing and flossing is, your toothbrush can’t reach certain s areas between the teeth or rear surfaces.

Bacteria tends to accumulate in these spots, leading to plaque, which eventually hardens into tartar. Our skilled hygienists will carefully use both manual and ultrasound tools to scrape tartar and plaque from your teeth and keep them healthy.

If you experience heightened sensitivity, don’t worry – we can use local numbing gel or local anesthesia during cleaning.

After cleaning, your teeth will be polished for a bright, stain-free look.

And our hygiene team can counsel you about brushing and flossing techniques, for the best in your at-home dental care.

So, contact us to today at Tarpon Shores Dental for more information about a preventative dental exam near you.