Dental Exam & Teeth Cleaning

Regular Preventative Care

Great Grins Dental in Austin recognizes the importance of good oral hygiene, regular preventive care, and early diagnosis and treatment in maintaining good dental health and avoiding the discomfort and cost associated with major dental work. Dr. Fossum can help you establish a proper at-home oral hygiene plan that including flossing at least once a day, brushing your teeth regularly, and minimizing your intake of sugary and acidic foods and drinks.

But your at-home dental hygiene efforts alone are not enough to ensure the optimal oral health and general wellbeing. We recommend that you schedule a dental visit at Great Grins in Austin for a dental exam and professional cleaning.

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Dental Exam

Dr. Fossum will perform a thorough dental exam on your initial visit. During a regular check-up, you can expect:
  • Inspection of your teeth, gums, jaw, and mouth: Dr. Fossum will examine all tooth surfaces to check for decay, cracks, and other signs of dental problems. She will also check your gums and the surrounding soft and hard tissues for inflammation, redness, and other signs of gum disease.
  • Diagnostic x-rays: These help to detect any decay, cysts, tumors, broken jaw bone, or bone loss underneath the gums.
  • Oral cancer screening: Dr. Fossum will check your gums, throat, lips, tongue, neck, face, and other tissues for benign tumors, lumps, and other signs of oral cancer.
  • Assessment of any existing restorations: If you have had fillings, crowns, or other dental procedures performed in the past, Dr. Fossum will examine their condition and determine whether any repairs are necessary.
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Professional Dental Cleaning

After your dental exam, Dr. Fossum will clean your teeth using special dental instruments to remove plaque and tartar on the surface of your teeth and below the gum line. This is important to reduce harmful bacteria in your mouth that may lead to gum disease, decay, bad breath, and other dental and general health problems. She will also polish your teeth to remove stains.

At the end of your dental check up, Dr. Fossum will instruct you on how to care for your teeth and mouth properly, and when to schedule your next appointment.

Dental Exam & Teeth Cleaning in Austin, TX

Please call our office for more information. 512.346.1900.

Schedule an Exam at Great Grins Dental

Great Grins Dental is committed to providing our patients in Austin with the best possible care, and to fulfill this goal, we recommend routine dental checkups and cleanings.

Please contact us online or call 512.346.1900 to find out about our discounts for new patient appointments and other offers.

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