Comprehensive Teeth Cleanings & Oral Health Checkups
Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental hygienists are highly trained to give our patients a healthy, beautiful, sparkling smile with each teeth cleaning. Our top San Antonio dentists take great care in providing in-depth dental cleanings and oral check-ups to every patient, including X-rays and oral health evaluations.
Who should go to the dentist? Everyone! Routine dental checkups are important for people of all ages. Even if you don’t think you have any tooth or gum problems, a professional look can reveal early signs of dental decay, oral diseases, and risky health issues linked to overall oral health before they cause major damage. Let the dentists of Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental in North Central San Antonio take a look.
Explore the tabs below for a better understanding of what our San Antonio family dental hygienists do when you book your dentist appointment with us.
During routine teeth cleanings at Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental, our dentists are as thorough as possible, checking every nook and cranny for diseases, decay, and other oral health issues. Each oral exam includes a detailed teeth cleaning and comprehensive tongue, tooth, and gum examinations. If our dentists deem it necessary, we also include digital mouth x-rays for further assessment.
One of the main objectives of dentistry is preventing tooth pain and oral decay through preventative oral care. The better you take care of your teeth, the less likely you are to need drastic dental work in the future. Regular dental checkups are an important part of preventive care for avoiding cavities, diagnosing tooth and gum problems early on, and mitigating possible oral risks before they appear or worsen.
Our hygienists remove plaque, tooth stains, and tartar buildup from the surface of your teeth in order to prevent cavities, bad breath, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. After thoroughly and gently conducting your dental cleaning, our hygienists also polish your teeth to a glowing, healthy shine. We also discuss any dental hygiene issues that you may have as well as review proper oral hygiene techniques with you, such as brushing and flossing tips. We highly recommend that each of our patients schedule their next oral exam and routine teeth cleaning before they leave to maintain optimal oral health!
When you come in for your initial visit to Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental, our dentists perform a thorough assessment of your total oral health. Each assessment includes:
- A full examination of your mouth, teeth, gums, head, and neck
- Discussion of your family and personal medical history
- Diagnostic X-rays to see between your teeth, the root surface, and surrounding bone to check for problems
- A series of photographs of each individual tooth for full viewing of tooth health and issues
- An examination for cavities, gum disease, failing fillings and dental restoration, misaligned teeth, missing teeth, and fractured or broken teeth
- A thorough visual oral cancer screening
- Measurements of gum health to properly diagnose gingivitis or gum disease
Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental uses Digital 3D X-rays to assess your teeth and gums during our comprehensive oral health exams. This technology utilizes a digital sensor instead of traditional photographic film, which is safer and better for our patients. Digital X-rays use less radiation and produce a more precise digital image than other methods of taking X-rays, enabling us to deliver the highest quality of image for our patients and their oral health.
Digital dental X-rays are necessary for finding cavities, checking the health of tooth roots, evaluating the health of the gum and surrounding bone, checking the status of tooth development, and monitoring the overall health of the jawbone. We take several different X-ray images, each one showing different features of the teeth and bone necessary for us to give you the best dental care in North Central in San Antonio.