We offer gentle, professional prophylaxis (cleaning.) There are several routine parts to a dental examination. At your visit, the dental professional will check for cavities, plaque, and tartar on your teeth, and evaluate the health or your gums. We will also be checking and looking at many other things such as signs of gum disease, tooth decay, loose or broken teeth, tissues inside your mouth, your tongue, bite, damaged fillings, and dental appliances. On occasion x-rays are taken. During your checkup appointment we will also perform a head and neck examination (to look for anything out of the ordinary) and examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies.
During the cleaning portion of your visit, your dental professional will remove tartar from your teeth, and then polish them using a gritty paste. The dental professional will use floss to make sure the areas between your teeth are clean.
Once your examination and cleaning have been performed, we will inform you on the health of your teeth and gums and then make any additional recommendations.