Cleanings and Checkups

Your routine dental checkups and cleanings are one of the best ways to protect your oral health. At Northampton Dental, we want to help you maintain your beautiful smile with regular visits for exams and cleanings. Combining excellent home oral care with general dentistry can protect your smile from gum disease, cavities and other dental problems. You can save money and improve your oral health at the same time.

Cleanings go deeper than just caring for your teeth. Your gums are a vital aspect of your oral health. Plaque and tartar that cannot be removed through home oral care can be scraped away to promote healthy gums. This can help prevent gum disease or periodontitis and many other health problems that can accompany these diseases. We usually recommend our patients come in at least twice a year for cleanings, with more frequent cleanings for those trying to treat or control gum disease.

Comprehensive Dental Exams

In addition to professional dental cleanings, regular annual checkups can also improve your oral health and significantly minimize the cost of your dental treatments. For example, catching a small cavity during a routine exam and having it removed is less invasive and not as costly as it could become. If that cavity is allowed to grow, it could require root canal therapy down the road. We provide comprehensive dental exams that can detect small cracks, chips, decay and other oral health issues before they become bigger problems.

Both checkups and cleanings are usually considered preventative care and are covered by most dental insurance plans. Many plans pay 100% of preventative care, making it the most affordable way to keep your smile in good health. We accept most dental insurance plans at Northampton Dental. For those without dental insurance, we have flexible payment options to help you budget for your routine checkups and cleanings. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your next checkup.