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Cleaning and Exams

Cleaning and Exams

Professional dental teeth cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are done by our Dental Hygienists.  Your teeth cleaning appointment starts with the necessary X-rays and the following:

  • Removal of Calculus (tartar) and Plaque:  Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments. Plaque is a sticky film that forms on teeth. and is comprised of a growing colony of bacteria, which — if left unattended — can cause inflammation (the start of periodontal disease).
  • Teeth Polishing:  Removes stain and plaque that is not removed during regular brushing.
  • Oral hygiene instructions:  Tips on proper brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Oral Examination: After your teeth cleaning, a doctor will do the examination of the teeth and review the X-rays to determine a treatment plan to get your teeth and oral health into the best possible shape.