Dental Exams

Dental Examinations

Expert Preventative Dental Care in Lincoln, NE

At West Gate Dental, our mission is to ensure every one of our patients achieves a beautiful, healthy smile that they feel proud of in any situation. Dr. Rebecca Sowers and our expert team of highly trained dental staff work with each of our patients individually, designing personalized treatment plans that perfectly suits each patient's unique needs and lifestyle. While we offer a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental services, our philosophy is that the best dental care is preventive dental care – which is why routine dental examinations are so important.

The Importance of Dental Exams

A healthy smile is important for almost every aspect of your life, and when it comes to maintaining one, your at-home oral hygiene regimen is incredibly important – but it takes more than just daily brushing and flossing to maintain a great smile. In addition to routine oral hygiene, in-office dental exams are critical to protecting the health and appearance of your smile. Regular dental examinations help to protect your teeth from cavities, decay, and gum disease, by spotting problems before they grow in severity and allowing us to treat any issues more effectively. Regular exams are an important preventative step that will safeguard your smile for years to come.

Why Get a Dental Examination Every Six Months

In keeping with most dentists around the country, we recommend that our patients see us for a dental examination and cleaning every six months. This is the golden number when it comes to the right balance of preventative care – examining your smile every six months lets us diagnose problems before they develop, treating them effectively before they become severe. Plus, we'll provide a professional teeth cleaning at your examination appointments, helping to clear away plaque and bacteria from places you can't clean effectively with at-home brushing and flossing.

Your exam will be a comprehensive oral evaluation, and Dr. Sowers will perform all of the following:

  • Examine your teeth, tongue, and gums for signs of decay or disease

  • Evaluate your x-rays

  • Look for any loose, cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged teeth or fillings

  • Clean away plaque and tartar buildup

  • Clean and polish your teeth

  • Thoroughly floss teeth

After your cleaning, we'll provide tips and information to help you improve your oral hygiene regimen at home.

Schedule an Appointment for a Dental Examination in Lincoln, NE

Regular dental examinations are a critical part of maintaining a healthy smile, and if you're due for a checkup, we'd love to see you. Feel free to send us an email at [email protected] or reach out to us at our contact page to schedule an appointment at our Lincoln, NE office, or if you have any questions about the process, just give us a call at (402) 475-8710. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!