General Dentistry

Dental Exam

We’re happy you have taken the first step towards better dental health and making South Shore Dentistry your family’s trusted dentist in South Weymouth, MA. We want you to be prepared ahead of your first appointment. This is what you can expect at your first visit to our office.

At your first visit, our staff will do a detailed dental exam. One of our dental hygienists or Dr. Larry Burt will evaluate your general oral health by:

  • Examining your existing dental work
  • Evaluating your teeth for gum disease
  • Checking your oral hygiene
  • Completing an oral cancer screening
  • Examining your teeth for decay
  • Completing an X-Ray evaluation

X-Ray Evaluation

One of our dental assistants will take several x-rays of your teeth and gums. This will allow Dr. Burt to get a full perspective of your oral health. He will look for bone loss, tooth decay and tumors. The x-rays will also him to see the position and condition of your roots.

Oral Hygiene Exam

During your dental exam and cleaning your overall dental hygiene will be examined. Sometimes it can be hard to know if you are brushing or flossing correctly and thoroughly and if you have missed a few places, we will help you perfect your technique! Our staff and dentist at South Shore Dentistry would be happy to help you and demonstrate proper techniques. We want to help you take the best care of your teeth at home and avoid costly and complicated procedures. Visit our office so we can assist you in keeping that bright, beautiful smile!

Professional Dental Cleaning

Following your dental exam, a thorough cleaning will be performed by a hygienist. The cleaning will include:

  • Plaque removal
  • Calculus (tartar) removal
  • Teeth polishing