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It’s about time for your routine dental appointment with our dentist and team. You may be wondering what to expect at your twice-yearly appointments. We are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have about your upcoming appointment.

Professional Dental Cleaning
When you come in to Carey Dentistry, your teeth will be professionally cleaned of tartar and plaque. These cleanings help keep your gum tissues healthy. Your teeth will then be flossed and polished.

Oral Examination
Dr. Deborah Carey will then examine each of your teeth and your gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease and other dental issues. During cavity detection, our dentist will look for visible signs of decay as well as any indication that the tooth enamel has softened. To determine the health of your gums, our dentist will measure the pockets between your teeth and gums. Deeper pockets may mean that gum disease is present.

Dental X-Rays
Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Deborah Carey may decide to take dental X-rays during your appointment. Dental X-rays help us to see anything that is not apparent during a regular exam, like the tooth roots.

Dental Hygiene Instruction
Our hygienist and dentist may go over some of your specific home care needs. They may give tips on proper tooth brushing or flossing, advise you on foods to avoid, etc.

Feel free to contact our office at 281-859-5637 today to learn more about your upcoming dental cleaning in Houston, Texas, and to schedule your next visit. We are excited to see you!