The Steps Involved in a Dental Checkup

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Are you about to visit your dentist, Dr. Ronald Levine, for your six month checkup? If so, our Ronald Levine team would like to help you prepare for your appointment!

If you know what to expect during the treatment, you’ll feel more comfortable in the dental chair. So, when you come into our office, you can expect the following steps to occur:

Step 1: First, our welcoming dental team will guide you through our office into a comfortable dental chair. Then, we will put a bib-like cloth over your chest to keep your clothes from getting wet or dirty.

Step 2: Your friendly hygienist will then deeply clean your smile with special tools. This is a vital treatment because it involves removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth. This helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. This cleaning shouldn’t cause pain—just a little bit of pressure. You will then go through a flossing treatment.

Step 3: Your hygienist will then take a few X-rays of your smile. When finished, your dentist will come into the room and examine them. If you have any dental issues, he will discuss them with you and help you decide on the best treatment possible.

Step 4: Lastly, our team will give you a beneficial fluoride treatment. This will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. The treatment will only last a few minutes, but it will give your teeth the strength they need to fight bacteria and harmful particles throughout the day.

Now that you know all about the steps of your appointment, you’re ready! If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental checkups in Germantown, Maryland, please feel free to call our office today at 301.540.8808. We are more than happy to help you!