Cleaning and Exams
No matter what your age, proper and consistent oral hygiene is important. Your mouth is an indicator of your overall health, and often systemic diseases are detected in your tongue, teeth, and gums. Many people choose to only call the dentist when they are in pain; of course we will take care of you if you have emergency problems. However, the best way to achieve life-long oral health is to schedule twice a year exams and cleanings in our office. We see all ages of your family members.
During your exam, which lasts about an hour, we will review any problems you are experiencing, look for cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease, perform a screening for oral cancer. If the condition of your teeth precludes a cleaning at this exam because you need to have work performed prior to cleaning, we will discuss this with you. Otherwise we will clean and polish your teeth, removing plaque buildup and giving you a clean fresh smile.