If it is your first visit with us, we will conduct a comprehensive exam which includes…
- Medical health history
- Dental history
- Blood pressure screening
- Periodontal evaluation
- Head and neck cancer screening
- Evaluation of the TMJ
- A series of X-rays
- Caries (decay) risk assessment
- Esthetic screening
- Personalized treatment needs consultation, and
- Answering any questions you may have!
At your routine recare visits, we will also conduct thorough examinations to ensure that you are in optimal dental health.
Having your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist and examined by a dentist twice a year is one of the best ways anyone can take care of your oral health.
If plaque sits on the tooth surface for an extended period of time, it will harden to the tooth surface and will become calculus.
This type of deposit is not able to be removed without professional help. The hygienist needs to “scale” away the hardened tartar to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
Additionally, the hygienist will polish the tooth surface to make it smooth, therefore decreasing the ability for bacterial and plaque to easily adhere to the tooth.
Another way that dental professionals will ensure that the patient is taken care of closely is to take x-rays at regular intervals. We use digital x-ray technology that maximized the diagnostic properties and minimizes radiation exposure to you.
These can detect if bacteria have caused decay on or between teeth. Additionally, gum disease, infections or bone loss can all be seen by taking appropriate x-rays.
X-rays are a necessary part of dental examinations to determine bone health, interproximal decay, abnormal pathologies and anything else not visible clinically.
X-rays can often aid in detecting the beginning of a problem before it becomes a much worse, more expensive issue.
At Hoek Esthetic Family Dentistry, our number one priority is the patient and their oral health. We strive to make each appointment comfortable and painless.
We provide dental care for children, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens.
Our office has been rated a 5-star business on Yelp, Facebook, and Google! Our team is dedicated to improving the health of each of our patients, and to give them a smile they have always wanted.
By reviewing dental and health histories, we are able to ensure that we are taking care of the overall health of any patient that decides to make Hoek Esthetic Family Dentistry their dentist office of choice.
It is easy to schedule an appointment, either by calling our office or by requesting an appointment online, we are able to get you scheduled appropriately at your convenience.
Or you can call our office phone at (757) 689-3355.
We look forward to taking care of your dental needs today!