Dental Exams & Cleanings

What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?

An exam and cleaning are necessary to keep up with the health of your smile. Exams are done to check for cavities, loose restorations, problems with teeth and even oral cancer. Cleanings are done by a licensed hygienist and involve removing tartar and stains from the teeth while checking the health of your gums. Preventative care is essential in keeping problems at bay and finding issues early on when treatment is more effective.

Why are Dental Exams & Cleanings needed?

It is important to have an exam and cleaning done every six months. Regardless of your age and when the last time you visited a dentist was, it’s never too late to come in and begin taking control of the health of your teeth. Exams and cleanings are needed to keep your teeth healthy, clean and vibrant. We can provide treatment as needed thanks to the help of the exam and x-rays being taken.

“Dr. Barsa is honest, fair and efficient. He explains everything to the patient and tries to be very fair in charging the patient. I recommend him highly.”

Margaret A.

Who’s a good candidate for Dental Exams & Cleanings?

Every member of your family should be coming in routinely for an exam and cleaning. Even if it’s been awhile since you’ve last seen a dentist, we welcome you into our office to receive the care that you need and deserve. Cleanings and exams are important in checking for intra-oral problems and providing treatment on an as-needed basis.

What happens during Dental Exams & Cleanings?

You will come into our office and have dental x-rays taken as needed. Our hygienist then works to remove plaque and stains from your teeth. The gums are then checked for any signs of gingivitis and gum disease. Dr. Barsa then comes in and does an exam of your mouth and teeth. We will check for cavities, problems with restorations and oral cancer. We can create a treatment plan as needed and schedule you for additional work only if it is needed. The exam and cleaning takes less than an hour in our office.

If you would like to come into our office for an exam and cleaning, call us today to schedule an appointment with us.


Here at Confident Smiles, we practice all CDC and OSHA standards of infection control on a daily basis, even prior to this virus. We treat everything to the highest standards for our patient’s and employee’s safety. 

We are able to see ALL patients at this time. 

We clean everything with hospital level disinfectants as part of our standard protocol and we sterilize all of our instruments. The handwashing protocol advised by the CDC is routine for us. We feel safe enough to continue to stay open and care for our patients since we always practice disease prevention as advised by OSHA and the CDC. As per our standard policy, sick patients will NOT be seen to protect all involved in their dental care. 

We have added the following precautions to our daily protocol

  • Patient phone screening questions about current symptoms illness and/or recent travel
  • Usage of hand sanitizer for every patient who enters the office
  • Daily employee screening questions about current symptoms of illness 

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