Dental Exams & Cleanings

Dental Checkups for the
Entire Family

At Boardwalk Dental, we want to keep your family’s smiles bright and healthy. On top of brushing twice a day and flossing every day, we highly recommend another vital ingredient to good oral health: exams and cleaning appointments every six months. Even if you are not experiencing particular dental issues, the best foundation of oral health is a preventive care program. Best to be proactive instead of reactive!

What to Expect During Your Appointment

When you come in for a routine dental exam, we’ll start with a complete examination of your teeth and the soft tissues of your mouth. Dr. Garcia may also recommend X-rays to see what is going on below the surface of your teeth and gums.
Based on our findings, we will discuss any areas of concern with you and recommend the best dental treatment options. In total, this visit takes 30-60 minutes. We also encourage you to ask questions, as we want you to be educated about your oral health. Dr. Garcia is always available to chat following your dental exam.


How often should I have an exam and cleaning?
We recommend you have a dental exam & cleaning every six months. Cavities can develop in less than six months! That’s why it’s crucial to maintain your biannual checkup and clean appointments. We can help prevent serious dental problems by identifying and treating them early. If not addressed in time, these issues could lead to expensive and invasive treatments – and sometimes even dental pain.
Is there pain involved with an exam and cleaning?
In short, there is usually no discomfort involved with a checkup and clean. Your comfort and safety is our highest priority. It should be noted, however, that certain dental conditions can involve pain. For example, if you have gum disease, there may be some pain when we examine your gums due to the state that they are in. We do our best to be gentle at all times and welcome your feedback so we can ensure your comfort.
When should my child first visit the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts.
Do my children need to come in every six months?
Yes – every six months! Just like adults, children are prone to many types of dental problems (decay likely being the biggest issue). A dental appointment twice a year can identify any potential issues early on and address them before they become serious. If not addressed immediately, it can lead to infection and destroy your little one’s teeth.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!