Dental cleanings and exams are the cornerstone of maintaining optimal oral health and are among the most crucial preventive services offered by our dentist and team. These appointments are fundamental to not only keeping your teeth and gums in top shape but also in identifying and treating potential issues before they escalate into more severe problems.

Dental Cleanings & Exams

When you visit Minorca Smiles for a routine checkup, we will provide you with a thorough dental cleaning and a comprehensive examination. The goal of these sessions is to ensure that your oral health is on the right track and to maintain a vibrant, healthy smile. Here’s what typically happens during these appointments:

  • Teeth Cleaning: A dental hygienist will meticulously clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar (sometimes referred to as dental calculus). Plaque, a sticky deposit on teeth in which bacteria proliferate, and tartar, hardened plaque that firmly attaches to the tooth surface, are leading contributors to tooth decay and gum disease. The cleaning process often includes flossing and polishing of your teeth, leaving your mouth feeling fresh and clean.
  • Dental Examination: Our dentist will conduct a detailed examination of your mouth, teeth and gums, looking for any signs of decay, gum disease or other oral health issues. This examination helps in early detection and treatment of potential problems, safeguarding your overall dental health.
  • Dental X-rays: In some cases, we might use X-rays to get a deeper insight into your oral health status. These images allows our dentist to detect issues that are not visible during a standard exam, such as problems below the gum line or within the jawbone.

We recommend scheduling a dental cleaning and exam every six months. However, depending on your specific oral health needs, more frequent visits may be suggested. Additionally, if you experience any dental emergencies, discomfort or injury, it is important to contact our office promptly to receive the care you need.

Call 305-443-4713 today to learn more about dental cleanings and exams in Coral Gables, Florida, and schedule your appointment with Dr. Raymond del Castillo. We are here to support you in achieving and maintaining a healthy mouth and smile.

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