Kalispell, Montana
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Kalispell, MT 59901
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What to Expect When You Visit the Dentist May 24, 2017

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What to Expect When You Visit the Dentist, Kalispell, Montana

If you haven't visited a dentist in a while, you may be feeling some anxiety about the process. Thankfully, a routine dental exam is actually fairly simple, and the staff at your dental office will help you through it. When you visit Greenery Park Dentistry in Kalispell, MT, you can expect a thorough cleaning, a few x-rays, and an exam to check on the health of your teeth.

Dental Cleaning

This part is generally performed by a hygienist, who will clean, polish, and floss your teeth to remove any plaque or debris. If you have tartar buildup, this may be removed with a small pick. This thorough cleaning will make it easier for the dentist to examine your teeth, and will also help improve your oral health going forward.


While a visual examination can tell your dentist a lot about the health of your teeth, it isn't always enough to spot small and hidden problems. For a more detailed diagnosis, you'll have several X-rays taken, capturing your teeth from various angles. You may have to wait for your X-rays to develop if your dentist uses a traditional machine, but many offices are switching to digital, which is faster.

Dental Exam

dentistDuring this portion of the visit, your dentist will look at your teeth, gums, and the other tissues of your mouth to look for signs of decay or other potential health problems. Most dental exams include a screening for oral cancer and other abnormalities. Your dentist will test for any holes or sticky spots on your teeth which indicate cavities, and will also review your X-rays. Finally, your dentist will discuss any problems spotted and the dental work necessary to fix them.

If you're overdue for a visit to the dentist, today is the day to make your appointment. Call Greenery Park Dentistry at (406) 755-6116 to schedule your visit, or request an appointment online.

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