Dental Exams & Cleanings in Everett
Dental Exams & Cleanings Services at All Smiles Northwest
Your oral health plays a significant role in your overall wellbeing. A dental ailment left untreated can negatively affect your whole body. Dr. Michelle Steinhubel and our friendly staff at All Smiles Northwest is eager to help keep your mouth clean and your teeth healthy by performing thorough dental exams and cleanings in our Everett, WA office. Our highly-trained staff of family dentists has years of experience treating patients ranging from two years old through adulthood.
Our full-service dental exams and cleanings may include:
- Oral cancer screening
- Examination of tooth decay
- Examination of any current restorations
- Tartar and plaque removal
- Teeth polishing
What Happens During a Routine Comprehensive Dental Examination?
Our team of family dentists at Everett’s All Smiles Northwest makes your oral health a priority every time you sit in one of our chairs. For that reason, we will thoroughly exam your teeth and gums before professionally cleaning them to restore the look and feel of your smile. Our professionals will begin by looking for apparent cavities before taking x-rays of your mouth to check for cavities that may be hidden between your teeth. The next step of your exam will involve a check for plaque and tartar, which can cause oral diseases. It is important to recognize an accumulation of either because your family dentist will need to address the buildup during your cleaning. The last stage of a typical exam is an assessment of your gums to ensure they are healthy.
We want you to leave our office feeling great about your smile. Whether you wish to schedule an appointment for you or your entire family, our team can be of assistance. Please dial (425) 252-9333 to schedule your appointment or to learn more about the dental exam and cleaning process.
How Often Should I Have a Dental Exam or Cleaning?
Visiting All Smiles Northwest at least every six months is highly recommended. Not only will we help keep your mouth healthy and clean, but we can also monitor overall health that may be connected to your oral hygiene. Each exam also includes a thorough observation of your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck for any signs of disease or trouble. Our team in Everett, WA is trained to notice maladies that you may not, so seeing us twice a year is a routine you should adopt. However, if you are at high risk for dental disease, visiting every three to four months is a good idea. Individuals at risk include:
- Pregnant women
- People with a tendency to get cavities
- People with gum disease
Does Insurance Cover Dental Exams and Cleanings?
Yes, most dental insurance plans cover two annual dental exams and cleanings. Every plan is different so it’s important to consult your plan before making an appointment. We are an in-network dentist with the most popular dental insurance plans such as Delta Dental, Premera, Regence, Cigna, and MetLife.
What Can I Do to Take Care of My Teeth at Home?
There are various ways that you can help maintain a healthy mouth from your home in the Everett, WA area. Not only will you feel better and more confident, but it will also make your dental visits quick and easy. Among the measures you can take are:
- Brush your teeth at least twice per day with fluoride toothpaste
- Floss daily
- Use mouthwash to control plaque bacteria and freshen your breath
- Eat healthy food, avoiding sugary drinks and snacks
What Are the Benefits of a Professional Dental Cleaning?
The list of benefits associated with professional dental cleaning is endless and includes improved overall health, increased confidence, and disease prevention. Many ailments, including cancer and cardiovascular disease, are connected to your oral health. When you get your teeth professionally cleaned, your family dentist will not only help prevent these diseases but can also notice their onset and recommend treatment before they worsen. Furthermore, you will walk out of our office in Everett, WA after we clean your teeth with a beaming, white smile that will project confidence and strength.
Are Dental Cleanings Painful at Your Everett, WA Office?
Dental cleanings should not be painful. Your family dentist at All Smiles Northwest will provide gentle care to ensure you are comfortable. We have special materials we can apply to your mouth before beginning to keep potentially sensitive areas comfortable. This can prevent much of the minor discomfort many people feel when the hygienist uses the metal scaler to scrape tartar from near your gums. Additionally, if you do not floss regularly, you may have minimal aches from the introduction of floss to your gums. By frequently getting your teeth cleaned and practicing good oral hygiene, you will continually lower the chance of any discomfort on subsequent visits.
What Can I Expect During a Dental Cleaning?
When you visit All Smiles Northwest in for a dental cleaning in Everett, WA, you will receive thorough, individual care to keep your teeth looking clean and new. To begin your cleaning, we may utilize a vibrating device to loosen tartar and plaque before a metal scaler is used to gently remove tartar from above and below your gum line. We will also polish your teeth to restore their shine and apply fluoride to strengthen their enamel. A final step will include flossing to clean the spaces between your teeth. Once your cleaning is complete, your mouth will feel fresher and shine brighter. Call us today to schedule an appointment and experience this feeling firsthand.
Schedule Your Appointment
At All Smiles Northwest, we know the importance of feeling good about your smile and your appearance—that’s why we are pleased to offer gentle dentistry using state-of-the-art techniques and treatment options to provide top-quality dental care for your entire family. You can reach us by phone at (425) 367-0656 to schedule an appointment for a routine dental exam and cleaning.
What Sets Us Apart
- Treating Patients 2 And Older
- Convenient Hours
- Same-Day Appointments
- Family Appointments
- Same-Day Dental Crowns
- Full Service Dentistry For The Entire Family
- Stress-Free Sedation Dental
- Zoom! Teeth Whitening
- Free Invisalign & Teeth Whitening Consultations
- Most Insurance Accepted
- Affordable Discount Dental Plans Available
- Conveniently Located Off I-5 in Everett