What is a dental exam?

A dental exam is one of our most basic yet most essential services. During your exam, Drs. Kim, Han, Cook, and Cho will carefully examine your smile, checking for signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease (gum disease), and any other conditions or forms of damage. We may use digital X-rays as well to get a more in-depth view of your smile and to make certain that we detect any issues that may be more difficult to diagnose with the unaided eye. Based on the findings of the exam, our dentists will recommend any preventive or restorative treatments you need to improve your dental health. As part of your dental exam, we may also discuss any medications you are currently taking, cosmetic treatments you are interested in, and how to improve your oral hygiene.

What is teeth cleaning?

A dental cleaning is another treatment we provide during your routine visits to Red Bird Family Dental. A teeth cleaning in Houston, Texas, includes removing plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from the teeth, as well as flossing and polishing your teeth. This helps to prevent damaging conditions like tooth decay and periodontal disease; a routine professional cleaning is even more effective than daily brushing.

If it has been more than six months since your last visit to the dentist, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning. We are eager to care for your smile!