Cleanings & Exams
Healthy teeth require a commitment on your part, but the reward is a beautiful smile that is comfortable and helps you feel good about the way you look. Much like annual checkups with your physician, routine cleanings and exams at Darryl Hatchett, DDS, Family Dentistry allow us to monitor your oral health on an ongoing basis.
Regular Dental Exams
Regular dental exams allow us to periodically evaluate the current state of your oral health. During your exam, we focus on the entire mouth to detect problems like the onset of gum disease, problems with your dental bite, and even early signs of oral cancer.
First impressions matter, and we go out of our way to show you how important you are to us within moments of your arrival at our office. If you’re a new patient, Denver dentist Dr. Hatchett and the rest of our team will take the opportunity during your first visit to talk to you about your long-term expectations for a healthy mouth. As we get to know you, we’ll learn about your priorities and how we can help you achieve your goals in a way that makes sense for you.
After we spend some time chatting with you, we’ll perform a visual exam, which includes an oral cancer screening. We’ll check your dental bite for malocclusion and make notes about the condition of any existing dental work. Digital radiographs (x-rays) help us see if any problems are developing deep inside your teeth.
We’ll then use all this information to develop your long-term comprehensive treatment plan. At your next visit, we’ll review our findings, discuss your concerns, and work with you to establish a schedule for treatment that fits your budget and busy lifestyle.
Why Exams & Cleanings Are Important
We all tend to take our healthy teeth for granted when everything's feeling fine. However, there are situations where your teeth feel okay, but there are actually underlying problems that won't become noticeable until they show up in an unpleasant way.
We don't want you to ever have to get to this point, and the easiest way to avoid this is regular cleanings and exams at our Maiden dental office. Periodic visual exams give Dr. Hatchett the "big picture" view, and state-of-the-art digital x-rays give him precise and detailed images that show us problems before they become more complicated and difficult to fix.
The secret to a healthy, disease-free smile? Professional dental cleanings and exams. It's just as easy as that! You and your family can take all of the right steps with your at-home oral hygiene, but routine cleanings with a hygienist are still mandatory if you want your teeth to be as clean as they need to be to stay healthy.
Please Contact Us for an Appointment
We would love the opportunity to meet you and your family, learn about your oral health goals, and help you achieve the best possible oral health. Denver dentist Dr. Darryl is pleased to serve patients in Maiden and surrounding areas with outstanding dental care, so please call us to make an appointment for your next exam and cleaning.