Complete Dental Checkups in

Downriver Smiles provides patients with complete dental checkups so we can keep track of your oral health and administer timely treatment if needed. Our complete dental checkups include a professional teeth cleaning, digital X-rays when necessary, an oral cancer screening and cavity detection using DIAGNOdent. All patients should come in for a complete checkup at least twice a year.

Complete Dental Checkups in Spokane

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Also known as prophylaxis, a professional teeth cleaning is designed to clean the entire mouth, including all teeth and gums. Hardened plaque is removed from the surface of one’s teeth and below the gum line using special dental tools. Then, surface stains are eliminated by polishing and cleansing the teeth. This thorough process ensures that the entire mouth is cleaned and provided with a feeling of freshness. The cleaning process is also used as a chance to examine the mouth for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease.

Digital X-Rays

Using state-of-the-art radiography devices, we can safely examine the hidden areas inside one’s mouth to detect problems or issues that would otherwise be invisible. This provides our dental care experts with a better understanding of any symptoms that may be affecting the patient. By doing this, we can administer the best possible treatment every time.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is one of the most serious oral health issues, and it is very important to catch the disease in its earliest stages. That is why we conduct oral cancer screenings on all of our patients. We will examine the patient’s lips, tongue, face, gums, throat and oral tissues for any abnormalities. Further examinations will be conducted in the event that anything noteworthy is discovered.

Cavity Detection with DIAGNOdent

DAIGNOdent is perhaps the most effective cavity detection method available today. The process involves using lasers to examine a patient’s teeth and detect any decay that may be present. In addition to finding cavities and decay, DIAGNOdent is also used to detect the presence of gum disease.

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Jennifer A.

This is by far the best dental care I have ever received! The staff are amazing and kind and go out of their way to make sure you're comfortable. They treat you like family right from the start. Dr. Gaunt is an incredibly talented dentist as well! I will definitely recommend them to everyone I know!

Don A.

Dr. Gaunt is very good at what he does. He is one of the best dentists I've ever had. The staff is absolutely wonderful as well. To them you are more than just a number, you are a person and thats what i love the most about them. They treat you like you're family, and they do their absolute best to actually save you money. I am so glad i found them and i will not go see anyone else.

Diana C.

Downriver smiles is a phenomenal practice that cares for you and your family with more than just a teeth cleaning! The staff is wonderful, accommodating and kind! They have a way wonderful facility that accommodates even a large family like my own! Dr. Gaunt is highly professional, thorough, and seeks to help his clients. He carefully listens and explains everything in understandable language! I would highly recommend downriver smiles to anyone!
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Dr. Gaunt was born and raised in Spokane, Washington.

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