Create Healthy Habits With Dental Cleanings & Exams in Colorado Springs

We recommend you visit us at least twice a year for dental cleanings and exams in Colorado Springs. They are among the most essential general dental services for ensuring your dental health – and your overall health too.

At your exam, we will:

  • Remove plaque from your teeth to help prevent bad bacteria from accumulating
  • Look for signs of oral cancer
  • Ensure you understand how proper diet and oral hygiene can improve your health
  • Discuss possible treatments for any dental issues that need to be addressed
  • Share images of your mouth from our intraoral camera so you can better understand your treatment options

You won’t feel rushed during your exam; we’re happy to answer any questions you have. To schedule your next exam, call 719-249-5796. Insurance often covers routine exams. If you don’t have insurance, you can join our Springs Dentist Savings Club. It allows you to make low monthly payments to cover the cost of exams, cleanings, and other services.

Technology Keeps You Comfortable & Informed

One of Dr. Craig Sommer’s favorite pieces of technology for his extensive dental exams is an intraoral camera. He uses the tiny digital camera to see into every corner of your mouth, with less poking and prodding. This makes your exams more comfortable. In addition, he can use images to:

  • Detect problems like early evidence of decay before it can be seen by the naked eye
  • Show you exactly what is happening in your mouth and better explain your treatment options
  • More easily document the progress of dental treatment
  • Provide visual documentation for insurance claims

He also uses digital X-rays, which are faster and more comfortable than film X-rays and use less radiation too.

Save Time & Stress When You Prepare for Your Dental Exam

We want your dental exam to go well – and we know you do too. Here are some tips to help ensure your exams go smoothly:

  • Bring Paperwork – Bring your insurance card or other documents you may need. To save time, you can download and fill out patient forms before your appointment.
  • Ask Questions – If you have questions or concerns, your dental exam is the time to address them. Write them down beforehand so you don’t forget.
  • Book Your Next Visit – We typically like to see you for dental exams every six months. Make your next appointment right after your exam so you don’t forget.
  • Practice Good Oral Hygiene – Brushing and flossing your teeth every day is the best way to ensure a dental exam goes well.

For thorough dental cleanings and exams in Colorado Springs, call 719-249-5796.

Common Questions About Dental Cleanings and Exams

Does insurance cover a dental cleaning and exam?

Most dental insurance policies will allow a patient to visit our holistic dentist’s office twice a year for cleanings and exams without any additional out-of-pocket costs. Still, just to be on the safe side, we can look at your specific benefits ahead of time so there won’t be any financial surprises.

How often should I have a dental cleaning and exam?

Dr. Craig Sommer is a firm believer in the American Dental Association’s recommendation that preventive dental appointments should happen every six months. That way, our team can eliminate any buildup on your teeth and look for signs of emerging disease and decay so that such things can be dealt with early on before they have the opportunity to grow into larger, more costly problems.

What does an oral exam do?

Basically, an oral exam allows Dr. Sommer to detect dental problems for you and address them right away. This is usually the second part of your preventive appointment that follows your cleaning and initial evaluation by your dental hygienist. This is an easy way to attain peace of mind for the next six months.

How soon after a cleaning can I eat?

It all depends on the type of treatment you receive! If you have received a dental sealant, it can take about 48 hours for your teeth to feel back to normal while the sealant takes the shape of your teeth. During that time, we advise avoiding any sticky, gummy, or chewy foods that can potentially break or chip the sealant. If you’ve only had a cleaning, there’s no need to wait to eat after your appointment!

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