Cleanings & Check-Ups

Family & General Dentistry located in Federal Way, WA
Cleanings & Check-Ups

Cleanings & Check-Ups services offered in Federal Way, WA

Dental cleanings and checkups are the best way to protect your smile and reduce your risk for cavities and other dental issues. At WA Dental, comprehensive cleanings and checkups are available for adults and children aged four and up. The skilled dental team ensures your teeth and gums are healthy with exams, dental X-rays, and professional teeth cleaning services. Call the Federal Way, Washington office to schedule your next cleaning and checkup, or book an appointment online today.

Cleanings & Check-Ups Q&A

Why are cleanings and checkups important?

Routine dental checkups are preventive services that ensure your teeth and gums are healthy from one visit to the next. During these visits, the WA Dental team can identify potential dental issues in the earliest stage when they are easier to treat.

Routine cleanings are also important for protecting your long-term oral health. Cleanings allow  the team an opportunity to eliminate plaque that brushing and flossing can’t remove.

Professional dental cleanings can reduce your risk for dental complications like cavities, tooth damage, and pain and prevent the need for tooth extractions and other invasive dental services.

What happens during cleanings and checkups?

During your cleanings and checkups at WA Dental, the team discusses any issues you have with your teeth or gums. They also review your oral health history and perform a comprehensive exam of your teeth, gums, tongue, and jaw.

You might also need dental X-rays as a part of your checkup. X-rays provide detailed information about your gums, teeth, and jaw health and can show the team any issues developing below your gum line.

For your cleaning, the team uses a variety of instruments to remove tartar and plaque from the surface of your teeth and around your gum line. They also apply polish to your teeth so they feel and look clean.

The dental team also recommends improving oral hygiene at home to keep your smile white and bright.

How often do I need cleanings and checkups?

You should schedule routine dental cleanings and checkups at WA Dental every six months if your teeth are otherwise healthy. You might need more frequent visits if you have cavities or other issues that require additional care.

The practice works with you if you don’t have dental insurance and accepts Medicaid for these preventive services. Typically, the schedule is open about a week in advance so you can get a fast and efficient appointment.

You may need to schedule a general dentistry appointment for additional treatment if you have cavities or other oral health issues.

Schedule dental cleanings and checkups at WA Dentistry online or call the office to book an appointment.