At Kwon and Jabbour Dental, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals with unique needs. As such, we tailor plans for our patients that include the basics – cleanings and exams – along with additional preventive services that may be beneficial in your case.
If you are looking for a dentist who cares for the entire person, not just the smile, we encourage you to schedule your next semi-annual cleaning and exam with our team at Kwon and Jabbour Dental.
Professional dental cleanings and dental exams are the keystones of general dentistry services. Patients should schedule such routine care at least every six months, and some patients may benefit from getting professional cleanings even more frequently if they tend to accumulate plaque and tartar quickly.
Dental cleanings are valuable because it’s tremendously difficult for you to reach every nook and cranny of your smile with your brush and floss alone. Using professional instruments, our experienced dental hygienists can take a different angle to clear away any plaque or tartar accumulation.
Likewise, periodic dental exams are priceless in terms of preventing major issues. By thoroughly examining the teeth and gums for signs of oral diseases every six months, we stand a much better chance of being able to intervene earlier in the disease process when such issues do arise.
In addition to exams and cleanings, we may recommend other preventive services, such as sealants and fluoride treatments, to ensure that your teeth and gums stay as strong and healthy as possible.
Our dental exam goes far beyond a cursory inspection of your teeth and gums. Drs. Kwon and Jabbour believe in a comprehensive evaluation that assesses the many factors that contribute to your oral health.
This thorough exam includes:
In children, we will look for signs of mouth breathing, which can have a cascade of effects and cause breathing problems in adulthood. We will also look for evidence of “tongue-tie,” which means that the movement of the tongue is restricted by the tissue connecting it to the bottom of the mouth.
We use a variety of tools in completing these exams and rely heavily on the most advanced technology to spot signs of oral diseases, including:
A system that uses lasers to identify areas of decay that might be obscured from view or too small to detect otherwise
Offers interior images of the teeth and jaws while reducing the patient’s exposure to radiation
Useful for taking images inside of the oral cavity to both diagnose issues and plan for treatment