Our dentistry team is dedicated to providing a strong foundation for great oral hygiene. Dr. Alcalde and his professional staff are committed to ensuring their patients receive thorough care during their twice-yearly dental examinations and cleanings.
The Dental Examination
A comprehensive dental exam and cleaning are recommended twice-yearly for children and adults. During your initial dental examination at Oscar G. Alcalde, our staff will take full mouth X-rays to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw.
During a twice-yearly check-up, patients receive a thorough examination of their teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and neck. Dr. Alcalde or one of our experienced dental hygienists will examine each tooth for cavities, plaque, or damage using a small pick instrument and mirror. An examination of your gums will detect if any gum disease is present or needs treatment. Your head, neck and jaw are examined to diagnose any possible issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. If necessary, Dr. Alcalde may recommend additional X-rays, an oral cancer screening, or a further periodontal inspection.
Professional cleanings are recommended to be given twice a year to prevent cavities and identify any oral health issues as early as possible.
Call us today at 562.862.4543 or make an appointment online for your examination and cleaning.