Ames Dentist Office

Routine Exams and Cleanings

At Main Street Dental, we prioritize your oral health, and regular dental exams and cleanings are key to maintaining a healthy and radiant smile. Our experienced team of dental professionals is dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized care to ensure your teeth and gums are in optimal condition.

Dental Exam

The Importance of Dental Exams:

Regular dental exams are the foundation of preventive dentistry. During these appointments, our skilled dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and oral tissues to detect any potential issues early on. This proactive approach allows us to address concerns before they escalate, saving you time, money, and unnecessary discomfort.

Key components of our dental exams include:

  • Comprehensive Oral Examination:

    Our dentists will assess the overall health of your mouth, checking for signs of decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

  • Digital X-rays:

    We utilize state-of-the-art digital X-rays to capture detailed images of your teeth and jaw. This technology allows for a more accurate diagnosis with minimal radiation exposure.

  • Intra-oral photography:

    Taking photos of your teeth or tissues can help us educate and explain any oral health conditions to you as our patient.

  • Oral Cancer Screening:

    As part of our commitment to your well-being, we conduct thorough oral cancer screenings to detect any abnormalities early, when treatment is most effective.

  • Evaluation of Existing Restorations:

    If you have dental restorations, such as fillings or crowns, we will examine their condition to ensure they are functioning correctly and address any concerns.

The Benefits of Professional Dental Cleanings:

Regular dental cleanings are an essential aspect of maintaining good oral hygiene. Our skilled dental hygienists are dedicated to providing thorough cleanings to remove plaque and tartar, preventing issues such as cavities, gingivitis and periodontal (gum) disease.

Key features of our dental cleanings include:

  • Plaque and Tartar Removal:

    Even with diligent at-home oral care, plaque can build up and harden into tartar. Our professional cleanings effectively remove these deposits, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

  • Polishing:

    After cleaning, we polish your teeth to remove surface stains and leave your smile looking bright and refreshed.

  • Gum Health Assessment:

    Our hygienists will assess the health of your gums and provide guidance on maintaining optimal gum health.

  • Education and Prevention:

    We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge. Our team will offer personalized advice on at-home oral care practices and answer any questions you may have about maintaining a healthy smile.

Dental Cleanings

Schedule Your Appointment Today:

Investing in your oral health through regular dental exams and cleanings is an investment in your overall well-being. Contact Main Street Dental today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile. We look forward to serving you and providing the personalized care you deserve.