Dental Exams and Cleanings

Dental Exams

Dental Exam | Dentists Kailua | Howard Carrico III, DDSRegular dental exams are essential for your oral health. Oral health and general health are linked. For example, gum disease can lead to heart disease or diabetes, pregnancy can result in tooth loss, and stress may lead to TMJ and other dental problems. A routine dental exam helps prevent problems and detects issues early, while they are still easy to treat. The ADA recommends visiting the dentist every six months. We provide exams and regular cleanings for our patients in Kaneohe, Kailua, Waimanalo, and Haleiwa.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional Dental Cleaning | Dentists Kailua | Howard Carrico III, DDSThe link between oral health and overall health has been shown in scientific and medical research. Dental cleanings are recommended every six months to keep your teeth healthy. During routine cleanings or dental prophylaxis, the dental plaque and stains are removed from the teeth. Removing the plaque and tartar from the teeth can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental health problems.

During your visit for an exam and cleaning, the dentist may take a full set of x-rays to check for tooth decay or cavities that are not easily seen with the eye alone. When cavities or other problems are found, the dentist will recommend the most effective treatment, explain your options, and work with you to determine the best dental plan to improve your oral health.

If you need a dental exam and dental cleaning in the Kaneohe, Kailua, Waimanalo, or Haleiwa areas, we offer quality dental care for our patients. Please browse our website to read more about our services and contact our office to schedule an appointment with the dentist.