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Welcome to the dental practice of Dr. James C. Ma, where we offer cosmetic, general, family and orthodontic dental care for our patients in Tulare, California, and the surrounding areas. We are happy to offer dental cleanings and exams to make sure your oral health is in the best possible condition.

What can you expect at a dental checkup? Typically, we advise our patients to come in for cleanings and exams every six months, unless you are at higher risk, such as those who have periodontal disease. During a cleaning and exam, our team will perform a professional cleaning, an exam, and possibly X-rays. We may also review your health history, past dental problems, any allergies you may have, the medications you are currently using, drug reactions you may have had, recent illnesses, and any chronic disease you may have. During your cleaning we will remove tartar above and below the gum line, as well as polish your teeth and floss them.

Dental Exam Checklist:

— Check for signs of tooth decay

— Check your gum health

— Check your bite

— Check for signs of tooth grinding or TMJ

— Check for infection or oral cancer

Dr. James C. Ma and our team consider dental cleanings and exams the foundation to excellent oral health, as we complement your daily oral care. We work hard to make sure that your teeth and gums get the treatment they deserve to keep you smiling with confidence. If you are ready to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam, please give us a call at 559-688-4111 today!