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Dental Cleanings and Exams

Preserving Your Smile: The Importance of Dental Cleanings and Exams

Your smile is a valuable asset, and maintaining its health requires consistent care. At Family Dental Group, led by Dr. Annette Dusseau in Missoula, MT, we understand the significance of regular dental cleanings and exams. In this comprehensive article, we’ll delve into what dental cleanings and exams entail, the benefits they offer, and how Family Dental Group can help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

Dental Cleanings: Beyond the Surface

Dental cleanings, also known as prophylaxis, are a fundamental part of your oral care routine. During this procedure, a skilled dental hygienist at Family Dental Group thoroughly removes plaque, tartar, and surface stains from your teeth. The cleaning process is essential to prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria that can lead to cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

Dental Exams: Unveiling Hidden Issues

Regular dental exams are the key to detecting and addressing oral health concerns in their early stages. Dr. Annette Dusseau and her team at Family Dental Group perform comprehensive examinations to:

  • Check for Cavities: Early detection of cavities allows for prompt treatment and prevents further damage to the teeth.
  • Assess Gum Health: Evaluating the health of your gums helps identify signs of gum disease, a condition that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
  • Screen for Oral Cancer: Dental exams provide an opportunity to screen for oral cancer, enabling early diagnosis and successful treatment.
  • Evaluate Dental Work: If you have dental restorations, such as fillings or crowns, regular exams ensure they are in good condition and functioning as intended.

Benefits of Dental Cleanings and Exams

  1. Preventive Care: Regular cleanings and exams serve as proactive measures to prevent oral health issues from developing or worsening.
  2. Early Intervention: Detecting problems early allows for less invasive and more cost-effective treatments.
  3. Oral Health Education: During your appointments, our team provides personalized oral hygiene tips and recommendations tailored to your needs.
  4. Confident Smile: Maintaining oral health through cleanings and exams contributes to a brighter, healthier, and more confident smile.

Family Dental Group– Your Partner in Oral Wellness

Dr. Annette Dusseau and her team at Family Dental Group are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Our comprehensive dental cleanings and exams are designed to address your unique needs and concerns.

Invest in Your Smile’s Future Today

Don’t delay in prioritizing your oral health. Contact Family Dental Group to schedule your dental cleaning and exam with Dr. Annette Dusseau. Let us be your partners in preserving your smile’s radiance and health for years to come.

Amazing Customers

On trip to Yellowstone I broke a tooth. Family Dental to the rescue. Thank you Dr. Knable, Kendra, and all the staff who were friendly, helpful, and totally professional. I needed a crown and it was all done in a few hours. The crown feels perfect and I can smile again. Thank you!
Gigi de Jong
Annette Dusseau went above and beyond to accommodate my medical needs by placing a temporary crown and helping with an expedited permanent crown. She was thorough and explained everything she was doing. I highly recommend this office!
Shawn Hiesterman
I recently got a mouthful of Crowns, done by Dr. Macy. She was incredible. She contacted me regularly (even on her days off!) to check on me. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Macy, Dr. Dusseau (our Dentist, who was on vacation) and Timmye (Assistant). My teeth look amazing. Thank you Family Dental!
Jesse Poole
Both the dentist and hygienist were very kind and extremely understanding and helpful about dental anxiety. I didn’t feel judged or uncomfortable at all about the state of my teeth. I will absolutely be coming back if I have any more issues with my teeth. The best dental visit I have ever had, even though my filling turned into a tooth extraction (that they did right there in the office, as comfortably as possible, after offering a call to an oral surgeon if I decided I would feel more comfortable under sedation). I’m glad I stuck it out and let them take care of it!
Katelyn Diggs
Family Dental Group had been taking care of my teeth for a few years now and I tell everybody to go there. I not only feel cared for when I get my teeth cleaned but also empowered to continue caring for my own oral health. In my experience, they are honest in their recommendations and care; not always ambling for the upsell. The front desk employees are usually quite approachable.
Kezia Halverson
I have been going to Family Dental for about 15 yrs. I have always been happy w\ the great, friendly service! I have never had a bad experience and all of the staff are wonderful and very pleasant! I will continue to use Family Dental for my dental needs.
Chad Elliott
This is the best dentist office I have ever been to! I used to be scared to go to the dentist because of previous terrible experiences – I feel comfortable at family dental!!
Shannon Brewer

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