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If you’re about to visit our office and receive a dental cleaning and checkup, then our Atwood Family Dental team is happy to tell you what to expect so you feel calm, comfortable, and prepared in the dental chair!

When you come into our office and meet with Dr. Greg Atwood, you can expect the following steps to occur:

Step 1: First, our friendly dental team will welcome you to our office. Then, we will guide you through the office to your own comfortable dental chair. When you are settled, we will place a bib-like cloth over your clothes to keep them from getting dirty or wet.

Step 2: Your kind hygienist will then begin the treatment by deeply cleaning your smile. This will involve using special tools to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth. This is vital because plaque and tartar are dangerous substances that can create tooth decay and gum disease. To complete the cleaning, your hygienist will floss every crevice of your smile.

Step 3: Your hygienist will then take a series of X-rays of your teeth, gums, and underlying jawbone. Your dentist will come into the room when you are finished and will examine the X-rays. If you have a dental issue, he will discuss your treatment options with you.

Step 4: To conclude the visit, your hygienist will provide a beneficial fluoride treatment that will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. It will only last a few minutes, but it will give your teeth the strength they need to survive.

Your dental cleaning and checkup in Odessa, Texas, will be easy, painless, and helpful. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please feel free to call our office today at 432.337.6165 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!