Dental Exams and Check-Ups

How Important is Oral Hygiene?

Oral hygiene is necessary for eliminating bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria builds to form plaque that can harden and lead to long-term ailments such as gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, and periodontal disease if it is not removed. A good dental care routine and regular check ups will keep your mouth healthy and prevent inflammation, infection, decay, and tooth loss.

If a lack of insurance is making you hesitate to schedule a dental exams, please see our JFD Membership Plans section for flexible, affordable in-house financial options. Please call our office for more information: Johns Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Office in Puyallup WA Phone Number 253-848-3723.

Why Get a Dental Exam?

Dental exams give us the opportunity to evaluate your current methods of dental care and provide suggestions for future care in order to protect you from complications such as cavities and gum disease. They also allow us to detect problems early so they can be fixed quickly and easily.

For more information about Dental Exams and Check-Ups or to schedule a consult with Dr. Johns, please use our Appointment form or call our office in Puyallup, WA at Johns Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Office in Puyallup WA Phone Number 253-848-3723.

You may also read some Patient Testimonials about their new patient dental exam experience with the doctor and Staff here at Johns Family Dentistry.

How Often Should You Get a Dental Exam?

Dental exams should generally take place every six months. However, consult with our team to decide how often you should be examined, for we may suggest that you visit more frequently based on factors such as smoking, diabetes, pregnancy, frequency of cavities and genetic susceptibility to tooth and root decay as well as gum disease.

What Can I Expect From a Dental Exam?

At a typical dental exam, our team will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any surface stains or deposits, called tartar or calculus, that are more difficult to remove than plaque and require the assistance of professional dental instruments. We will also check for signs of decay or gum disease. An X-ray may be performed to provide a more detailed summary of your oral health and to more closely identify any problems. We will ask you questions about your current methods of dental care, such as how often you brush your teeth, and floss, as well as whether you use a toothpaste with fluoride. With this information in mind, we will demonstrate proper dental care and provide suggestions on how to improve your habits to promote optimal oral health.

How Can You Prepare For a Dental Exam?

The best way to prepare for a dental exam is to practice good dental care. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day is recommended. Be sure to clean your teeth before you arrive at your appointment. Our team will be cleaning your teeth for you, but it is helpful to remove food and plaque beforehand so we can focus on the more difficult-to-clean areas. You also want to make sure you are prepared to share pertinent information such as your medical history, insurance coverage and current dental care methods with us. Don’t be embarrassed to be honest about your oral health habits – our team is not here to judge you, but to work with you to improve your habits and ensure dental health! Lastly, be prepared to schedule a follow-up appointment or future check-up at the end of your dental exam.

Patient Reviews: New Patient Dental Exam

Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your experience with Johns Family Dentistry, we invite you to fill out an online patient review.

Johns Family Dentistry

5 out of 5 stars based on 10 New Patient Exam reviews.

Patient Review by Kathryn F

Excellent first exam, friendly staff, quick in and out which I appreciate.

- Kathryn F

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Patient Review by Brenna N

We've are very pleased with Dr. Johns and his staff. We appreciate how courteous and professional they are as well as friendly. My kids actually look forward to coming back for future appointments.

- Brenna N

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review by Laura A

My husband and I are both new patients. We were able to get in quickly, and felt immediately comfortable with the entire staff. Highly recommend Dr. Johns.

- Laura A

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Patient Review by McKinsey J

Thank you!! Excellent staff 🙂 came in for a teeth cleaning and left feeling great!

- McKinsey J

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Patient Review by McKinsey J

Thank you!! Excellent staff 🙂 came in for a teeth cleaning and left feeling great!

- McKinsey J

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Patient Review by Shanna M

Totally satisfied with my visit today and look forward to working on getting back on track with my dental care.

- Shanna M

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Patient Review by Candace C

Great friendly staff, first appt scheduled within 48 hours of call, will definitely recommend based on my initial visit

- Candace C

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Patient Review by Sheri H

Made me feel comfortable and fearless

- Sheri H

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Patient Review by Suzanne W

Incredibly friendly staff! I felt very comfortable for my first visit! I would definitely recommend them to anyone!

- Suzanne W

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Patient Review by Danielle S

They are amazing!very friendly and easy going.

- Danielle S

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Contact Johns Family Dentistry

The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment. Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment. If you are an existing patient, this contact form should not be used to communicate private health information.
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