Check-up and cleaning appointments include a medical update and screening for diseases of the head, neck and mouth. X-rays may be ordered to check for cavities, status of gum disease and diseases of the jawbone. We also occasionally take photographs so that you can be better educated about a specific issue.
Cleaning your teeth includes scaling to removing debris and tartar from areas between the teeth as well as below the gumline, areas that you cannot clean effectively despite frequent brushing and flossing. We will finish with polishing to remove plaque and stains. You will leave with your teeth feeling smooth and fresh. This appointment is a good time to ask any questions you might have, and for us to help reinforce your daily hygiene habits.
We recognize that the need for dental cleaning varies from person to person, and that it may even change during a person’s life. A fixed schedule should not be applied to everyone. This is why we use a tailored approach. We evaluate your needs on every cleaning visit and make recommendations regarding the timing of your next visit.
Request an appointment today for a check-up and cleaning, and make your smile dazzle again.