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Dental Checkups & Cleanings – South Portland, ME

Keeping Smiles Decay and Damage-Free Year-Round

Couple after dental cleaning in South Portland

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that all patients receive regular six-month dental checkups and cleanings (unless otherwise noted by a dental professional). These visits make it possible to combine positive oral habits performed at home with those capable of removing hardened plaque and tartar that cannot be addressed with regular dental hygiene instruments. At Mind Your Mouth, Dr. Parét will carefully examine your oral cavity as well as ask questions about your overall health to combine the two and create a personalized treatment plan designed to improve and enhance your appearance and well-being. Contact us today to schedule a dental cleaning in South Portland, Maine, and take back the health of your smile.

Why Choose Mind Your Mouth for Dental Checkups and Cleanings?

  • We Possess a Whole-Body Health Approach
  • Early Morning Appointments for Added Convenience
  • We Are In-Network with Delta Dental

Why Dental Checkups Are Important

Woman receiving dental checkup in South Portland

You might think having a dentist come in for a few minutes and check your teeth and gums isn’t all that important. After all, it’s the dental hygienist who cleans and spends the most time with you, right? While the latter portion of that statement might be true, Dr. Parét believes in spending ample time with each patient to provide a clear and thorough understanding of your oral and overall health.

These dental checkups include a complete examination of your teeth, gums, throat, and other oral and facial structures. Using digital X-rays and other unique dental equipment, she will check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer to ensure you are healthy and free of any problem that could potentially affect your overall health and wellness.

Why Dental Cleanings Are Important

Young man receiving dental cleaning in South Portland

In addition to your dental checkup, you will also receive a dental cleaning that involves one of our highly skilled and trained dental hygienists removing any hardened plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. They will also likely chart your soft tissues to determine if gum pockets are developing. When finished with your cleaning, you can expect there to be a discussion regarding effective ways to take better care of your smile at home, and they will go over any potential treatment plans recommended by your dentist. Regular dental cleanings allow our team to use specialized instruments to remove bad bacteria and harmful particles that cannot be eliminated otherwise. At-home tools can only do so much, which is why you will notice your teeth look and feel much cleaner and refreshed after seeing your dentist.

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