Your six-month cleanings and exams at Nguyen Dental Practice are an essential part of your oral hygiene routine. During your regular exams and cleanings, Dr. Howard Nguyen and our dental team will:

  • Review your digital dental X-rays
  • Perform an oral cancer screening
  • Evaluate your teeth and gums to detect the presence of periodontal (gum) disease
  • Look for cavities and tooth decay
  • Determine the condition of current dental restorations (crowns, fillings, etc.)
  • Thoroughly clean, floss and polish the teeth, removing plaque, calculus (tartar) and surface stains

Dr. Nguyen typically recommends visiting us at least once every six months for your regular cleanings and exams, but we may recommend more frequent visits if you have periodontal disease. If it has been over six months since your last visit to the dentist, give our office a call today to schedule your cleaning and exams and be on your way to optimal oral health.

Regular preventive care is essential to maintaining good oral health and a beautiful smile, as it allows our dentist and team to monitor your oral health and helps ensure that any developing problems are diagnosed and treated as early as possible. While you should receive a cleaning and exam every six months, we may recommend a more frequent schedule of visits if needed.

Why should I have regular dental exams?

Regular dental exams are crucial for maintaining optimal oral health. Dentists check for various oral conditions such as gum health, caries (cavities), other oral diseases, and even cancer detection. People with healthy gums and no cavities tend to live 7 to 10 years longer than those who neglect their teeth. Regular dental visits can also help detect oral and skin cancer in the head and neck region early, potentially avoiding more invasive treatments and complications.

Why is early oral cancer detection important?

Early detection of oral cancer can significantly impact the success of treatment and may prevent the need for more invasive procedures. For example, a patient with melanoma, an aggressive and invasive skin cancer, may require extensive surgery if the cancer spreads to the lymph nodes. Regular dental exams can help detect oral and skin cancer in the head and neck area early, potentially avoiding such problems.

How do I schedule a dental visit?

If you haven't seen a dentist for a long time, it's essential to schedule an appointment to ensure your oral health is in good condition. You can call Dr. Howard Nguyen's dental practice at (209) 478-6466 to book your visit.