Our team recommends that you visit our practice at least twice a year—about once every six months—for a routine dental exam and cleaning. In addition to more traditional techniques, Dr. Downing may also utilize ultrasonic cleaning tools to remove your built-up plaque and tartar. Based on your unique circumstances, our dentists may recommend ultrasonic cleaning because it can be faster or more effective. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your next teeth cleaning in Columbia, South Carolina, please feel free to contact us soon.

Dental cleanings and exams are two of the most basic yet important preventive treatments we provide at our office. Each time you visit our dental practice for a checkup, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and dental exam to help your smile stay healthy. During your teeth cleaning and exam, our dental team will:

  • Clean your teeth by removing any plaque or tartar (also called dental calculus), which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease
  • Floss and polish your teeth for a healthy, bright smile
  • Examine your smile for signs of any damaging dental conditions or diseases

We utilize dental X-rays to further evaluate your smile and make certain that you receive the dental care you need. Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential in maintaining good oral health, preventing cavities and gum disease, and making sure that any damaging conditions are treated as early as possible.

Our dentist recommends that you visit us every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. We may suggest more frequent visits if needed, and we also encourage you to contact us if you suffer from a dental emergency, pain, or injury. To schedule your next appointment, we invite you to contact us today. We look forward to caring for your smile!