Maintaining a healthy smile with routine Dental Exams and Cleanings

At Aztec Family Dental, we know that taking good care of the smile and enjoying better oral health and wellness starts at home. But it also helps to have the care of a quality dental team on your side, providing examinations and cleanings along the way. Even with daily care, patients may not be able to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth, which is why our Aztec, New Mexico, area dentist may recommend routine examinations and dental prophylaxis (cleanings).

Why are cleanings and examinations important?

To prevent problems such as gum disease or tooth decay, working with a dentist to develop a good hygiene plan for home and a schedule of visits for cleanings is vital. Our dental team is well-versed in educating patients on ways to keep their smiles healthy and beautiful. We know that cavities and periodontal disease are risks that can occur without proper monitoring. When you visit Dr. Durfey and his team every six months for a cleaning and routine dental exam, you are being proactive in your oral care. In addition to checking the health of the teeth and gums, we also provide regular oral cancer screenings. When caught early, oral cancer can be successfully treated with our team of professionals, reducing the risk of it spreading and becoming more life-threatening.

How often do I need to see the dentist?

Most of our patients in good overall oral health will only need to see our team every six months. However, patients diagnosed with conditions such as periodontal disease may need to see us more often to get the infection under control and restore the health of the teeth and gums with cleanings and periodontal treatments.

Take the first steps towards preventing gum disease and tooth decay!

If you live in the area of Aztec, NM, and are seeking a new dental team to care for your smile, connect with Dr. James Durfey and his team at Aztec Family Dental. Call (505) 390-1117 to schedule your appointment at our practice at 503 S. Main Avenue. We are open to new and returning patients and provide a full line of services from general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.