Only the most modern dentistry treatments are available at Friendly Dental because we are committed to giving patients beautiful smiles they can be proud of for years to come. However, we strongly believe that the best foundation for a stunning smile is a healthy mouth, which is why we take general dentistry very seriously. Dr. Johnson, Dr. Phillips, Dr. Bowen and our knowledgeable staff of dental professionals are dedicated to ensuring that all patients receive the most thorough care available during their twice-yearly dental examination and cleaning.
The Dental Examination
The first part of a general dentist visit is a full mouth X-ray which allows the doctors to examine the health of your teeth and underlying jaw structure. During your examination, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Phillips, Dr. Bowen or a Friendly Dental hygienist will use a small pick and mirror to examine each tooth for cavities, plaque and damage. You will also undergo a gum examination where your gums will be gently probed to detect any signs of gum disease. The final step in your general dentistry visit at Friendly Dental is a head and neck examination, which allows the doctors to inspect for any potential issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. After your thorough examination, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Phillips, or Dr. Bowen will sit down with you to discuss the results of the exam and plan any necessary repairs or treatments.
Thorough Dental Cleaning
The second part of your bi-annual check-up at Friendly Dental consists of a complete professional dental cleaning conducted by one of our gentle and caring dental hygienists. While it is recommended for adults to brush their teeth three times a day and floss once daily, the reality is that most people only brush twice daily and floss rarely. Even the most hygiene-dedicated patients who brush and floss regularly will not ever achieve the same results as that of a deep cleaning from one of our trained dental hygienists. For the best dental health and cavity prevention, it is important to have your teeth professionally cleaned, polished, and treated with fluoride twice a year.
Contact Friendly Dental
If you are looking for a caring and thorough dentist in the Worthington area, we encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Johnson, Dr. Phillips, or Dr. Bowen by calling us at 507-376-5525. Each member of our staff is dedicated to ensuring that our patients are always comfortable and well-informed during their visits with us. We look forward to your call and welcoming you to the Friendly Dental family.