Cleanings

Professional teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist is an important part of an overall preventive health practice. The hygienist can remove hardened deposits that cannot be removed by regular brushing and flossing. Our hygienist can also assist in gathering information for the dentist in order to provide you with the most thorough dental exam. Most dental hygienists recommend having teeth professionally cleaned every six months. Some patients require a shorter interval if they show signs of periodontal disease or gum infection. 

During a dental cleaning appointment, you will receive diagnostic and preventive services which may include:

  • Review of your medical history
  • Oral cancer examination and screening
  • Examination of gum tissue
  • X-rays of teeth to detect dental decay
  • Fluoride application
  • Dental sealants
  • Cleaning and adjustments of dentures and partials