Routine Dental Care Check Ups: What You Can Expect

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At Annapolis Dental Care, we understand the fear that may be associated with routine dental care check ups and cleanings.

At Annapolis Dental Care, we understand the fear that may be associated with routine dental care check ups and cleanings. We strive to provide our patients with a comfortable, relaxing environment to help put their worries at rest while they’re in the hands of our skilled dental hygienists and Dr. Steckler. With over 20+ years of experience working in the dental industry, Dr. Steckler provides individualized care to each unique patient and ensures their utmost comfort during check ups and all procedures. Whether it’s been 6 months since you visited our office or over two years, we can help guide you through what you can expect during your routine dental check up. 

Routine Dental Care Check Ups Include a Thorough Examination of Your Teeth

Before any tools are implemented or placed into your mouth, you can expect your highly-skilled dental hygienist to thoroughly visually examine your teeth to search for specific areas that need attention. Afterwards, your dental hygienist will work with you to ensure your comfort while you’re reclined in your dental chair. Your dental hygienist will use a set of clean, freshly-unwrapped tools to tackle any tartar build-up within your mouth. Then, your teeth will be flossed to perfection and polished with a fluoride-based substance to ensure optimum oral hygiene

Communication Between Your Dental Hygienist and Dentist 

If any abnormalities are noticed within your mouth by the dental hygienist, he or she will communicate their findings to the dentist. Or, if your teeth appear to be thoroughly healthy, your hygienist will also communicate this to your dentist. Your dentist will then enter your room and examine your teeth to gain any further information regarding your oral health. If suspected cavities are discovered, an X-ray might be ordered or you’ll be scheduled for a future filling. If you’re in the clear, your dentist will send you off on your merry way with a routine check-up scheduled 6 months down the road. 

What Happens Next? 

Following your routine check-up, you’ll be instructed to turn over any copay that you might owe dependent upon your insurance coverage. In most instances, clients are usually covered for routine dental check-ups or owe a small amount of pocket depending on their dental insurance plan. After you’ve paid up or have discovered that you do not owe anything out of pocket, you can have peace of mind that your next appointment is scheduled and we’ll see you then!


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, your dentist in Annapolis is here to serve! Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!


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