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Dental Checkups & Cleanings

Caring For More Than Just Your Smile

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It’s rare to meet someone who actually loves visiting their dentist for routine checkups and cleanings. That’s why so many people are pleasantly surprised when they visit Premier Care Dental in Klamath Falls and find out that it feels amazing to receive high-quality preventive dental care from people who actually care about your health and wellbeing! Our team hopes to help patients avoid pesky oral health problems like cavities by providing thorough checkups and cleanings every six months. We also understand the connection between your mouth and the rest of your body, which is why we’re so adamant about diagnosing and treating small problems before they have a chance to become more severe.

Why Are Regular Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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Many patients don’t attend semi-annual checkups and cleanings because they brush and floss their teeth every day and aren’t in pain. Unfortunately, harmful oral substances like bacteria, plaque, tartar, and food debris can still collect in hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of your mouth. Our dental hygienists and dentists in Klamath Falls are equipped with the proper tools, technology, and training needed to clean your mouth and help diagnose problems while they’re still small. That way, they don’t progress to cause you discomfort or even permanent damage. Here are some additional reasons why you won’t want to put your next routine visit on the backburner:

  • Early detection of oral cancer with routine screenings.
  • Diagnose and treat gum disease in its early stages, before it has caused permanent oral damage.
  • Prevent plaque and tartar accumulation.
  • Ward off cavities and other oral health problems.
  • Spot problems that are hidden beneath the surface with X-rays.
  • Learn how your bad oral habits are impacting your teeth and gums.

What Happens During a Checkup?

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The first part of your appointment will consist of your dental checkup in Klamath Falls. We want to be thorough and precise, searching every inch of your mouth for any possible signs of developing oral health problems. That way, we can stop these issues in their tracks and keep them from affecting your health.

If you haven’t received a dental X-ray in awhile, we’ll begin by capturing images of your mouth. With gloved hands, we’ll conduct an examination of your oral tissues and teeth in search of any signs or symptoms of common problems such as gum disease and cavities. To conclude your checkup, we’ll also provide an oral cancer screening.


What Happens During a Cleaning?

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One of our dental hygienists will finish up your appointment with a teeth cleaning in Klamath Falls. Using a scaler and dental mirror, we’ll clear any plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas of your mouth to prevent decay. Once your teeth have been cleared of any harmful substances, we’ll use a gritty prophylaxis paste to polish them, removing any surface stains that distract from your beautiful smile. Finally, we’ll floss between each of your teeth and send you on your way!

When paired with good at-home dental hygiene, professional checkups and cleanings from your dentist in Klamath Falls, Dr. Jordan Singer, can ensure that you keep your pearly whites healthy and happy. If you have any questions about routine visits or would like to learn more about the variety of services that we offer, don’t hesitate to contact our office or schedule an appointment today!