Dental Cleanings and Exams

  • Your smile stays healthy with exams & cleanings
  • Join our Smile Club to save on preventive care
  • Appointments available as late as 6:30 p.m.
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Keep Your Smile Healthy With Dental Cleanings & Exams in Waukegen

Stats Image About 1 out of 4 adults has untreated decay. Source.
Waiting for a dental emergency to visit the dentist is no way to treat your smile. By catching oral health problems early on, your treatments are simpler and less expensive. At Greenwood Dental Care, our dental cleanings and exams in Waukegan will make you confident in your oral health. As our patient, you can:

  • Treat oral health problems as they arise
  • Get coverage on your checkups by joining our Smile Club
  • Receive thorough care that improves your overall health and oral health
  • Leave our office with a “fresh-from-the-dentist” feeling
  • Enjoy attention from our comfort dog, April

Schedule your appointment by calling 847-595-5805.

Reclaim Good Oral Health With Our Exams & Cleanings

Visiting us twice a year for cleanings and exams is necessary for a lifetime of healthy smiles. We go above and beyond to keep your teeth and gums in excellent shape. When you visit us for your checkup, we will:

  • Discuss your oral health and overall health history, as well as any problems you’ve noticed on your own
  • Do a thorough cleaning that removes plaque and tartar from your teeth that you miss at home
  • Polish your teeth to eliminate surface stains and make them shine
  • Examine your mouth for issues such as tooth decay, dental damage, oral cancer, and bite or jaw problems
  • Possibly recommend preventive treatments such as fluoride rinses or dental sealants

We may also take digital X-rays to capture images of your teeth and use intraoral cameras to get a closer look inside your mouth. If we do uncover any concerning areas, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan that gets you back on track. We can also discuss your smile goals, such as cosmetic treatments you are interested in.

If you haven’t had dental cleanings and exams in Waukegan for a while, schedule an appointment with us today. New patients can call 847-595-5805 for an appointment. Existing patients should call 847-429-3547.

 

Common Questions about Dental Cleanings & Exams

How long does a dental exam and cleaning take?

The time needed for these services will vary depending on several factors, including whether we’ve seen you before and what shape your smile is in. Typically, though, it won’t require more than an hour. It will be time well spent, as your teeth will look and feel great!

How soon after my cleaning can I eat?

It all depends on the type of treatment you receive during your appointment. If our dental team has applied fluoride treatments to your teeth, you’ll want to wait at least 30 minutes before you eat. Otherwise, there’s no reason to wait at all! However, many people prefer to wait awhile since their teeth and gums may feel a bit sensitive after their cleaning.

How often should I get a dental cleaning and exam?

In general, we recommend that a patient come in every six months for a dental exam and cleaning. Routine checkups allow us the chance to keep an eye on your oral health and provide early treatment for any problems we spot. You may need to visit us more often if you’re susceptible to gum disease.

Do dental checkups include oral cancer screenings?

Yes. Dental checkups typically involve a thorough cleaning, comprehensive exam, and dental X-rays to look for signs of problems like tooth decay or gum disease; an oral cancer screening; and time with your dentist to talk about any current or potential oral health issues that need to be addressed.

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Our Hours Thursday: 7:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Monday: 10:00AM – 6:30PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
  • Thursday: 7:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed