Comprehensive Dental Exams in Petaluma, CA

Dental exams are more than a check-up. Dental exams provide many ways to build and maintain a healthy smile. At Alma Dental Care, our experienced dental team is committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile year-round with comprehensive dental exams! Dental exams are a pillar in general dental care and can help identify and manage dental problems before they grow larger. Call our office today to schedule your dental exam in Petaluma, CA!

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What is a Dental Exam?

Brushing, flossing, and caring for your teeth and gums at home are essential to oral health. Though essential, an at-home oral hygiene routine isn’t enough alone to build and maintain a healthy smile. Comprehensive dental exams with Dr. Serrano are key in helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile year-round. During dental exams, we professionally clean your teeth and gums to remove plaque and tartar as well as examine for signs of decay, infection, and gum disease.

How Often Are Dental Exams Needed?

The American Dental Association and Dr. Serrano recommend patients visit for a dental exam and cleaning twice a year. Typically, these visits occur every six months for our team to monitor the teeth and gums and catch issues before they worsen. If you’re prone to cavities or have a sign of periodontal disease, we may recommend dental exams more often than every six months.

How Do I Prepare for a Dental Exam?

Once scheduled for a comprehensive dental exam, there are three things you can do to prepare on the day of your appointment. Floss and brush your teeth before arriving, as a clean smile can help give our team an idea of how well you care for your teeth and gums at home. Arrive earlier than your scheduled time to fill out or share paperwork with our office. Lastly, list and share any questions or concerns you may have for Dr. Serrano to address!

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Dr. Maria Serrano

“Alma Dental Care offers a wide range of general dental services that are designed to meet you and your family where you are at on your unique dental journeys.”

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