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Exams & Cleanings

We Help Prevent Problems Before They Start

The health of your teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being of your entire body, and while routine brushing and flossing at home are necessary to keep your smile looking at its best, visiting us at Brewer Dental Center for a comprehensive exam and cleaning is essential. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit the dentist every six months to ensure your teeth stay healthy and your smile stays beautiful.

By routinely seeing us for exams and cleanings you can:

  • Prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath
  • Save money by avoiding costly and extensive dental procedures
  • Keep your teeth white by reducing staining from food and drinks
  • Shorten the time spent in our office
  • Have a smile that will last a lifetime


During your exam, we will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other signs of potential health problems. We will also take X-rays to see what is happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums. X-rays are a great way to help us discover dental issues not visible to the naked eye.


At BDC, your registered dental hygienist and dentist 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 – if you have any. Your hygienist will then do a thorough periodontal exam to make sure your gums adhere tightly to your teeth, and to make sure no periodontal disease or bone loss may be occurring. The sooner we find any issues and take care of them, the sooner you can have the beautiful healthy smile you deserve.

Next, your hygienist will carefully clean your teeth with a variety of dental instruments. The instruments will help remove any hard mineral buildup (tartar) from your teeth. Then your hygienist will polish and floss your teeth and apply fluoride if you choose. Cleanings are not usually painful but if you are anxious about visiting the dentist, be sure to let your hygienist know. You may be a good candidate for our free “happy gas” (nitrous).

If we do find tooth decay or gum disease, we will talk to you about changing your brushing and/or flossing habits. In severe cases, we may recommend dental treatments to fit your needs.

BDC has three offices in Billings. Call (406) 412-6365 for a free consultation with our dentists today. Don’t forget to visit our Facebook!

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