Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Panama City, FL

Ensuring Your Smile Is Radiant and Problem-Free

When was the last time you visited the dentist? The American Dental Association recommends that patients visit their dental provider at least once every six months for a routine checkup and cleaning—not to mention, we’d love to see you! These appointments are quick, straightforward, and can stop oral health issues in their tracks before they have time to wreak havoc on your smile. Keep reading to learn a little more about dental checkups and cleanings in Panama City, or feel free to give us a call if it’s time for you and your loved ones to come in!

Why Choose Baldwin Family Dental for Dental Checkups & Cleanings?

  • Friendly and Experienced Dental Team
  • Comfortable, Relaxing Office with Modern Amenities
  • Oral Cancer Screenings During Every Checkup

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups and Cleanings Important?

a closeup of a dental examination

Even if you’re diligent about brushing and flossing daily, it unfortunately isn’t enough to mitigate every single problem that will threaten your smile. Since oral health problems can often go unnoticed until they begin to cause discomfort or potentially costly complications, spotting them ahead of time can save you trouble and money.

It’s also worth noting that over time, teeth can still become mildly stained, even if you’re on top of your oral hygiene. Not only will we clean plaque and tartar buildup during your visit, but we can also use professional-grade materials to thoroughly polish your teeth and remove deeper stains that you can’t get rid of with brushing and flossing alone! You’ll leave the office with healthier teeth and brighter teeth—a win-win!

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

a closeup of a patient smiling at their dentist

During your visit, you can expect a few things to happen—all of which are geared toward ensuring your oral health is in tip-top shape! After you’re seated, our team will begin to perform a comprehensive examination of your mouth. We’ll search for any underlying issues or concerns that might be threatening your smile; after all, things like tooth decay, gum disease, or oral cancer aren’t always obvious, despite the harm they can do!

We’ll also take X-rays if necessary to assess the roots of your teeth and the health of your jawbone, and if you have any dental restorations, we’ll make sure they’re still intact. Finally, we’ll walk you through our findings and let you know if there are any issues you’ll need to have addressed—rest assured, you’ll know for sure just how your smile’s doing by the end of this checkup!

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

a patient smiling after her dental cleaning

The oral examination is only one side of the coin; it’s followed up by a thorough cleaning of your teeth that’ll leave your smile dazzling! You see, over time your teeth can become mildly stained due to the foods you eat, the beverages you drink, and even simple enamel wear. Brushing and flossing can mitigate this to some extent, but ultimately, your teeth will need a little help to look their best, and we’re ready to assist you!

We can utilize special tools that are capable of reaching areas of your mouth that your toothbrush can’t access on its own; plus, it’s simply easier to have someone else clean your mouth, especially if they have useful gadgets to assist them! We’ll also use professional-grade polishing pastes to carefully buff away stains and plaque, resulting in incredibly smooth-feeling teeth that shine brightly. If necessary, we can also apply fluoride treatments that will only further benefit your teeth, especially if you’re not getting enough fluoride in your normal hygiene routine or diet.