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Dental Exams & Cleanings in Hayward, CA

It’s important to take care of your teeth. Daily brushing and flossing habits will help to maintain oral hygiene, but regular examinations and cleanings are also essential for your mouth’s health.

Visiting our office every six months for an exam and cleaning gives our Hayward, CA dentists Drs. Villas and Tran an opportunity to catch and treat cavities and other problems before they become serious.

What to Expect During the ExamExams and Cleanings | Hayward CA

Your dentist will visually inspect your teeth and gums to check for indications of oral cancers. Each individual tooth will be thoroughly examined, both visually and with special instruments, checking all surfaces for any signs of decay or periodontal disease. If you have previous dental work, we will also check the status of your crowns, fillings, or veneers to ensure they’re not due for a replacement.

We may take x-rays to see what’s going on in the interior of your teeth. If the dentist finds any problems, we will develop a treatment plan to fix the problems as soon as possible. Our office staff will be happy to explore financial options for your treatment plan. Remember, a small filling now can prevent bigger, more expensive problems down the road!

The dentist and hygienist will review your home oral care routine and make recommendations for ways to improve it based on your health history and current oral health status. The hygienist will clean your teeth, gently removing any plaque and tartar build-up, then polishing the teeth with a compound. The cleaning process is usually painless and leaves your teeth bright and healthy.

Why Do I Need an Exam? I Don’t Have Any Dental Problems!

Regular exams and cleanings aren’t just to catch and treat existing problems; they are also a preventative measure that contributes to better oral health. Visiting our Hayward, CA dental office every six months benefits you in several ways:

  • Preventing development of periodontal disease
  • Allowing us to catch decay before it spreads, leading to fewer fillings and crowns
  • Providing teaching opportunities to improve your brushing and flossing habits to reduce future problems
  • Helping keep stains from building on your teeth, resulting in whiter teeth
  • Reducing the amount of time you have to spend in the dentist’s chair
  • Saving money by keeping expensive procedures to a minimum
  • Leaving you with healthier, prettier teeth!

At Highland Dental of Hayward, we want to help you keep your teeth looking and feeling their best. We understand that a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime is priceless. It is our goal to help you achieve that healthy smile in a comfortable, relaxing, and caring environment.

Contact Our Office Today to Schedule Your Exam and Cleaning!

There’s no better time than right now to take care of your teeth. Call our Hayward, CA dental office to schedule an exam and cleaning and start taking care of your smile the right way, right away!