Dental Checkups With Gentle Dental

A long-lasting smile and good overall oral health start with regular dental checkups! At Gentle Dental of southern Maine, we pride ourselves on our friendly and professional staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and customer service. We know that some people dread going to the dentist, so our goal is to make each and every patient as comfortable as possible every time they come to see us at our office. We recommend that all of our patients come in every six months for a regular dental checkup and teeth cleaning because it’s the best way to monitor your oral health and correct any issues that may have arisen.

What Happens at a Regular Dental Checkup?

At Gentle Dental, our twice-yearly checkups consist of a cleaning and preventative care of your teeth and mouth. Our checkup services include:

  • Consultation Exam
  • Teeth Cleaning
  • Plaque & Tartar Removal
  • Oral Cancer & Disease Screening
  • Dental Imaging
  • Dental Hygiene Assessment & Discussion

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups Important?

Great dental health requires two components: excellent at-home oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. Dental checkups provide you with preventative care for your teeth and mouth that’s impossible for you to do on your own. These checkups can spot early signs of issues with your oral health like cavities, decay, gum disease, and more. Our friendly and knowledgeable dentists will explain every step of the process to you, so you know exactly what’s going on during your appointment. Our dental offices are relaxed and judgment-free, so no matter what your dental history is like, you’ll find a home with us! We welcome patients of all ages because we pride ourselves on being a family dental practice!


Oral Cancer Screening

Our dental team is the first line in defensive to address oral cancer. Oral cancer screening is a necessary and preventative step that is critical to one’s overall health.


While brushing and flossing are the two most important factors to prevent cavities, we offer dental sealants which protects your teeth from the harmful bacteria that cause cavities. Sealant is a completely painless procedure that only takes a few minutes.

Do You Have More Questions About Regular Checkups at Gentle Dental?

If you have any questions about regular dental checkups or any other dental service we provide, don’t hesitate to contact us! A member of our team would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you might have. With offices in South Portland, Biddeford, and Topsham, we’re proud to be able to serve all of southern Maine! Give us a call at any of our offices, or fill out the contact form on our website. If you’re not yet a patient with us, fill out the new patient form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible! 

Real Clients, Real Stories

This was my first cleaning in 3-4 years… and it was honestly way less stressful then I had hyped it up to be in my head. After calling around to different dental offices, Gentle Dental was one of the only options I found to accept my insurance so I called and made an appointment. I arrived and waited only 5 minutes to be called in. Christine did my cleaning and was so thorough and calming, she explained everything as she went and periodically checked in to make sure I was doing okay. After X-rays, an in depth evaluation, cleaning, and check in with Dr Sun, I was in and out in just a little over an hour. Quick and painless. Highly recommend Gentle Dental!

Taylor F.