Dental Cleanings and Exams Keep Your Smile Bright & Clean
  • Experience the benefits of advanced technology
  • Receive a complete evaluation of your overall health
  • Choose a holistic dentist for whole body care

Enrich Your Smile With Dental Cleanings & Exams in Sturgis, SD

Nothing is better for your smile than visiting the dentist often for regular checkups. Not only do your teeth get professionally cleaned, but we can also detect problems in the early stages before they become big oral health concerns. What makes it so unique to visit Synergy Dental Center, though, is our holistic approach to dental cleanings and exams in Sturgis, SD. With our help, you can:

  • Avoid dental complications with proactive care
  • Keep your smile and body healthy
  • Enjoy the “fresh from the dentist” feeling
  • Get a boost in confidence about your oral health
  • Expect thorough care with the help of modern dental equipment

Visit with Dr. Porter and his team by calling 605-206-6200 for an appointment.

We Go a Step Further With Your Dental Checkups

When you visit a biological dentist, you won’t get the usual examination you would receive anywhere else. Instead, Dr. Porter takes your entire body in mind when treating your oral care needs. Asking for a dental physical includes a complete examination of your overall health, along with many tests such as:

  • Cavity Detection – We use a DIAGNOdent laser detection system to recognize the signs of tooth decay and cavities that are easy to miss with the naked eye.
  • Oral Cancer Screening – We’ll look for indications of oral cancer in its early stages using our VELscope Enhanced Oral Assessment System. The sooner you catch this disease, the easier it is to treat.
  • A1C Test – We can evaluate your risk for diabetes with this test that measures your blood sugar level. It can determine your risk for gum disease and other oral health issues.
  • HRV Test – We’ll use a heart rate variability (HRV) test to assess the health of your automatic nervous system, which regulates basic functions like heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and more.
  • Oral Bacterial Test – To get ahead of gum disease, we’ll take a gum sample and look under a microscope to check for signs of an infection. Then, we’ll use an outside lab to confirm the results. It’ll help us provide personalized recommendations for issues like dry mouth and bad breath as well.
  • Additional Tests – We have additional tests that evaluate your whole body health, such as testing your thyroid, adrenals, stomach acid, vitamin D, nitric oxide, and PH levels.

Along with a thorough dental exam and digital X-rays, we’ll use the information we gather to build an individual treatment plan that puts you on the path to wellness.

Feel Confident About Your Dental Visits

You want to visit a team that cares about you entirely, not just your teeth. When you choose a holistic dentist, you are partnering with someone who takes the long view. Dr. Porter understands that your body and mouth have a connection and when one isn’t healthy, the other is affected. We’re also a fluoride-free office and use materials biocompatible with your body.

In addition, your comfort is our priority. We have sedation options through laughing gas, oral sedation with a small pill, and IV sedation. Discuss your level of anxiety with your dentist and he’ll recommend which sedation is right for you. During your appointment, you can also feel at home with our heated massage chairs, blankets, and other amenities. Most importantly, you’ll never feel like just another patient. Instead, you’ll feel like you’re among friends.

Call 605-206-6200 Synergy Dental Center for your dental cleanings and exams in Sturgis, SD. You can also schedule online. Be sure to take a tooth decay risk assessment before you arrive to get an understanding about your dental health.

Common Questions About Dental Cleanings & Exams

How long does a dental exam and cleaning take?

The time needed for these services will vary depending on several factors, including whether we’ve seen you before and what shape your smile is in. Typically, though, it won’t require more than an hour. It will be time well spent, as your teeth will look great, and we’ll care for your oral health while also paying attention to your overall health.

Why should I get a dental exam if I’m not in pain?

If you wait until you are in pain, you already have a severe problem. On top of that, not all dental problems cause pain. By getting regular exams, you benefit from having holistic dental professionals look at your mouth and how it’s affecting your overall health. We can identify potential problems or catch them in the earliest stages. That allows us to fix them before you may need expensive and invasive treatments.

What happens during a dental cleaning and exam?

We care about you and your long-term overall health. Therefore, we are a fluoride-free office and only use biocompatible, natural, and organic materials. Your dental hygienist will inspect your teeth and gums for any problems. We may also take a set of X-rays, depending on your needs. Then we will clean and polish each of your teeth until they shine. Your dentist will come in later and perform a complete dental exam, paying particular attention to any problem areas noted by your hygienist. Finally, we’ll recommend any needed treatments to improve your oral health.

How often should I get a dental cleaning and exam?

We suggest that you get your teeth cleaned and checked every six months. Regular visits help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. It also allows your dentist to identify any issues while they are still minor and easy to treat. Plus, these visits provide an opportunity for you to discuss your smile-related concerns and goals.