Check-Ups & Cleanings

Diligent brushing and flossing are crucial for maintaining a healthy, happy smile – but they're not all you need. After all, tricky problems can develop that are difficult for an untrained eye to notice, leading to damage and decay.

That’s why Lakeland Family Dental strongly recommends that patients of all ages attend an in-depth check-up and cleaning at least once every six months, or twice a year. This allows Dr. Eric Ruiz, Dr. Samantha Ruiz, and the rest of our team to learn everything we need to know about your unique smile, recommend treatment options if necessary, and give it a nice, fresh shine here in Oconomowoc, WI.

What to Expect During Your Check-Up

During your evaluation, our team will be as thorough and gentle as possible so that we can create a complete picture of your current oral health. We will closely inspect the surface of each individual tooth, take a look at your soft tissue, conduct an oral cancer screening, inspect your bite and TMJ (temporomandibular joint – the joint where your upper and lower jaws connect), and take any necessary x-rays.

If we do finds signs of problems, we can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your needs and fits your schedule and budget.

What to Expect During Your Cleaning

Over time, soft and hard deposits of plaque and tartar form on the surface of your teeth and increase your risk of cavities and gum disease, even when your practice diligent homecare. Your regular cleaning allows our team to remove them and protect your smile from the threat of decay and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. We can also work with you to improve the oral hygiene techniques you use at home, if there’s room to improve.  Our highly skilled hygienists will utilize ultrasonic technology and traditional hand instruments to gently get your teeth feeling extra clean in no time!


You and your loved ones deserve true excellence when it comes to oral healthcare, and here at Lakeland Family Dental, we’d enjoy nothing more than getting to exceed your expectations.

Contact our Oconomowoc dental office today if you have any questions or you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. We also serve the areas of Watertown, Hartland, Sussex, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Delafield, and beyond.