Dental Exams and Cleanings

Preventing Problems Before They Start

Mashod Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has enjoyed a great reputation in the Jacksonville community for almost 30 years—a reputation built on our dedication to patient comfort and satisfaction. When it comes to providing dentistry, Dr. Mashod and our team feel that the beauty of our patients’ smiles depend greatly on the health and stability of the teeth and surrounding tissue. That’s why we take a comprehensive view of our patients’ mouths—ensuring a beautiful, healthy, long-lasting smile.

Our Technology

To safeguard the longevity of our patients’ dentistry, we keep up with the latest technology and materials available. This includes ultra-thin Lumineers® veneers and Invisalign® clear aligners. We also utilize the most modern imaging systems for more accurate diagnostics and in-depth treatment planning.

The Cost of Dental Care

Because each insurance plan is different, we check with each patient’s insurance company to create an accurate estimate of what is allowed prior to preforming a procedure. For procedures not covered, we always offer flexible financing options.

Schedule an appointment!

To learn more about the dental care offered at Mashod Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, please feel free to contact our Jacksonville, FL dental office to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment online. During your consultation, we’ll explain your available options, answer all your questions, and make sure that you feel comfortable with your proposed treatment plan.

The Exam

During your exam, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems. Your dentist may also want to take X-rays to see what is happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums. Whether these X-rays are traditional or digital, the images provided will help your dentist discover dental issues not visible to the naked eye.

Professional Cleanings

Your dental hygienist will begin your cleaning by exploring the surface of your teeth to determine if you have any cavities and to examine the quality of existing fillings. The dental hygienist will then perform a periodontal exam to make sure your gums adhere tightly to your teeth, and no periodontal disease or bone loss may be occurring.

Next, your hygienist will carefully clean your teeth with a variety of tools to remove any hard mineral buildup (tartar) from your teeth. Then your hygienist will floss your teeth, use a polishing compound, and apply fluoride. Cleanings usually aren't painful, but if you have any anxiety about your dental exam, be sure to let your hygienist know. They may offer several sedation options to ensure your comfort. If your dentist or hygienist finds tooth decay or gum disease, they will talk to you about changing your brushing or flossing habits. In severe cases, they may recommend antibiotics or other dental treatments. If your teeth and gums appear to be healthy, your dentist will probably recommend that you continue your brushing and flossing routine as usual.

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