Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Melbourne, FL

Helping Keep Your Household Cavity-Free

The American Dental Association, as well as our team at Rowley Family Dentistry, recommends visiting your dentist in Melbourne every six months for a routine dental checkup and cleaning. Although these appointments may not sound important, the key to maintaining a healthy and whole smile for a lifetime is with preventive dental care. Whether you’re looking for a family dentist for yourself or your child, we invite you to schedule your routine visit with our amazing team to keep your oral health on the right track.

Why Choose Rowley Family Dentistry for Checkups & Cleanings?

  • Comprehensive Care for Patients of All Ages
  • Modern, Newly Remodeled Dental Office
  • We Accept & Maximize Dental Insurance

Why Are Routine Dental Visits Important?

a woman pointing to her smile

While many people are tempted to put off visiting the dentist twice a year for their checkups and cleanings because they don’t believe anything’s wrong with their smile, the best decision for your health is to come in! We’ll not only clean your teeth to make sure that plaque and tartar don’t build up and lead to more serious concerns down the road, like gum disease and tooth loss; we’ll also screen you for serious medical concerns like oral cancer.

A clean bill of health and a smile that’s fresh will make you feel more confident as well as allow you to avoid more costly and extensive treatments down the road due to progressing dental concerns. For example, when left untreated, a simple cavity can develop into a painful toothache that requires emergency treatment. Our team’s goal is to keep you from having to go through these urgent and stressful events by always ensuring any lingering issues get treated as soon as possible.

What You Can Expect During Your Dental Checkup

a dental hygienist taking X-rays

Your dental checkup in Melbourne will include a few different steps:

  • Review of Your Health & Risk Factors: Our team will collect your medical and oral health history to help determine your risk factor for certain dental concerns. This allows us to develop a preventive oral hygiene plan for you.
  • A Brief Oral Examination: We’ll inspect your teeth, gums, bite, and existing dental work to make sure everything is functional.
  • Oral Cancer Screening: We’ll palpate your oral tissues and examine your mouth and throat for any signs of oral cancer.
  • X-Rays: Every year or so, our team will capture X-rays to view the roots and underlying tooth structures.

One-on-One with Your Dentist: Your checkup will finish with a discussion with your family dentist about any concerns, necessary treatments, and recommendations for at-home care.

What You Can Expect During Your Dental Cleaning

a dental hygienist polishing a patient’s teeth

The last part of your visit will be a thorough cleaning with one of our wonderful dental hygienists. Using a scaler, they’ll remove all plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth. This is important because tartar cannot be removed from brushing and flossing at home, and the longer it lingers, the more issues that could arise. We’ll finish your cleaning off by flossing and polishing your teeth, leaving your smile feeling refreshed and brighter than when you arrived.