Routine Dental Check-Ups in Salt Lake City
Why Choose Salt Lake Dental Clinic For Your Dental Exams and Cleanings?
Dr. Scott Elder provides comprehensive dental care that extends beyond exams and cleanings. Depending upon your needs, he can also perform additional services such as cavity treatments and fillings, fluoride treatments and dental sealants, gum disease treatment, orthodontics and consultations, and some Utah cosmetic dentistry such as dental veneers.
In addition to the many services offered above, Dr. Scott Elder is available for emergency dental care when you need it.
Our office is a one-stop-shop for most of your dental needs, from teeth whitening to crowns, you can count on the professionals at The Salt Lake Dental Clinic to provide you with top-notch oral care. If your needs exceed our specialty, we have a wide network of specialists we trust and we will help coordinate our care with them.
Get dental cleanings and exams for the whole family in one convenient appointment. Our office is committed to providing total oral care for people of all ages. To schedule a consultation or appointment with Dr. Scott Elder, call us today at (801) 278-7100.
What’s Included In A Dental Cleaning and Exam?
Sometimes people think a dental cleaning and exam are the same thing, but they’re actually two separate services that are often combined into one visit.
Here’s what happens during each Dental Exam:
Depending upon your history with our office and your specific oral health needs, your dental exam may vary slightly. Generally, however, a dental exam includes:
- X-Rays – We check for bone loss, decay, tumors, cysts, and the position of your teeth among other things.
- Oral cancer screen – Often we are the first to detect oral cancer, so we will look at your throat, gums, face, tongue, neck, lips, and other tissues.
- Teeth & restorations – We check for tooth decay and look at any crowns or fillings you may have to see if there are any repairs or replacements needed.
- Gum disease screen – Your gum health is critical to your oral health, so we will check for any periodontal disease.
One of our Salt Lake Dental Clinic hygienists will perform your dental cleaning with professional instruments. We’ll remove plaque and tarter deposits on your teeth and then give your teeth a polish that will brighten your smile by removing stains. Finally, we’ll give you a fluoride treatment that will protect your teeth for several months.
When Should My Child Start Receiving Dental Cleanings and Exams?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children have their first dental visit by age one and then have regular scheduled dental visits every six months. Dr. Scott Elder is equipped and ready to provide oral care for children of all ages.
Visiting the dentist at an early age is important for multiple reasons. Not only is their oral health assessed, but other major health issues can be caught and diagnosed early through regular exams.
Dr. Elder will coach parents on how to properly brush and care for their child’s teeth, and as your child gets older, he’ll provide age-appropriate lessons on how to take care of their oral health. This helps your little one lay the groundwork to create healthy habits for a lifetime and makes sure your child’s teeth grow strong and healthy.
What Are The Benefits of Dental Exams and Cleanings?
When you have regular dental exams and cleanings, you will be regularly screened for health issues that could be quite serious. Many of these diseases can go undetected until they are in the advanced stages. Regular exams can help catch these issues early, which likely improves the outcomes.
In addition, there are other major benefits to seeing Dr. Elder for regular dental exams and cleanings every six months.
- Prevention of tooth decay and gum disease
- Preventative care saves money on more costly procedures down the road caused by neglect
- Whitens teeth and removes stains from food and drink
- Prevention of infection from serious tooth decay
- Prevention of tooth loss
- Helps bad breath
Regular dental cleanings and exams are your first line of defense for maintaining your oral health. Our office encourages everyone to receive biannual exams and cleanings in addition to brushing and flossing their teeth every day at home.
Here at The Salt Lake Dental Clinic, we offer regular dental cleaning and exams to patients of all ages in a warm, inviting atmosphere with friendly staff to assist you every step of the way. Let us schedule your appointments and we’ll send you reminders when your next visit is due.