Cleanings & Exams

Huntsville Dental Cleanings & Exams

A Healthy Smile Starts with Regular Dental Visits

Keeping up with regular visits to the dentist is the best way to stay out of the dental chair for serious dental problems in the future. At Flint River Dental, we offer dental cleanings and exams in Huntsville for patients of all ages, from children to seniors.

If it is time for your Huntsville dental cleaning and exam, call (256) 537-8878 to schedule an appointment.

How Often Should I Visit The Dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends professional dental exams and cleanings twice a year. Preventative dentistry is essential in maintaining oral health.

Protect Your Oral Health with Regular Dental Care

Prevention is the best defense for preserving healthy teeth and gums. Our cleanings and exams in Huntsville are thorough to prevent plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to gum disease. Without regular dental care, cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease are more likely to develop.

Although regular dental care is essential to oral health, many people avoid the dentist due to fear and anxiety. At Flint River Dental, we specialize in dental anxiety to help our patients get the care they need to maintain oral health for life.

Comprehensive Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam is essential to monitoring the health of your teeth and gums and identify problems early to avoid more serious dental problems later. We perform a detailed examination of your teeth and gums to check their overall health and detect any changes that may have happened since your last visit to our office.

When you visit our office for an exam, we:

  • Check for signs of decay
  • Look for abnormalities in the gums and bone
  • Inspect your gums for signs of periodontal disease
  • Provide an oral cancer screening
  • Take x-rays with safe digital radiography

Regular dental exams allow us to assess your overall oral health. With regular dental visits, we are able to detect problems or the potential for future dental health problems, plan effective treatment, and address issues early to preserve the health of your teeth and gums.

Professional Cleanings

While good oral hygiene at home is important, plaque buildup can only be removed with a professional cleaning. A trained dental hygienist is skilled and equipped to remove plaque and tartar to help keep your smile healthy and attractive.

Our professional dental cleanings include:

  • Plaque removal – This sticky film on the teeth allows bacteria to thrive. Despite thorough brushing, plaque remains in small crevices, but can be removed with regular professional cleanings.
  • Tartar removal – Plaque that is not removed hardens into tartar. If not removed, this can lead to bad breath, inflamed gums, and eventually to gum disease.
  • Tooth polishing – After the hygienist removes plaque and tartar build up, the teeth are polished to clean them and remove surface stains.

We care about our patients’ oral health and overall wellness. Research has shown a strong link between oral health and general health. Our goal is to help you maintain optimal dental health with comprehensive cleanings and exams in Huntsville, detect problems early, and provide unparalleled patient centered care.

Contact our office today at (256) 537-8878 to schedule an appointment for a cleaning and exam.

Patient Testimonials

Say It With a Smile
  • Nicest & Cleanest Dentist Office

    “The staff is always very friendly and helpful. This is one of the nicest and cleanest dentist offices that I have been to. I've never had a bad experience there, and hopefully, it stays that way.”

    - Travis G.
  • Exceeded my Expectations

    “They are caring, compassionate and most importantly; they listen.”

    - Elizabeth M.
  • Caring and Compassionate Staff

    “I cannot say enough great things about the entire staff here. They are caring, compassionate and most importantly; they listen. It makes something as daunting as going to the dentist easy when the staff is this good.”

    - Miranda A.
  • Considerate of Anxiety

    “I went for my consultation last week and everyone was so amazing and caring. I have terrible anxiety and they really take that into consideration.”

    - Kelly A.
  • Love talking with Dr. Darby

    “I always enjoy getting to see Dr. Darby and talking with her!!!”

    - Ginger F.

Our Core Values

  • Kindness Matters

    Kindness & dignity are a right, not a reward.

  • Grattitude

    Seek gratitude first & always. You can't have gratitude & be anxious at the same time!

  • Make Lemonade

    Barriers are an opportunity. We find a way to win.

  • Assume the Best

    Assume the best about patients & the team. No tolerance for gossip.

  • Smile Anyway

    If it's a hard day, remember you are a blessed child of God.

  • Margins for Mission

    We create profit for mission work in our community.

  • Update, Improve, Refine

    We are always finding ways to get better at what we do!

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