If you were diagnosed with periodontal disease (gum disease), prone to cavities, or have a medical condition like diabetes or heart disease, more frequent visits are encouraged. Routine preventative care is essential in keeping healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.
Dental Cleaning (Prophylaxis): Daily brushing and flossing help remove plaque, but only a professional dental cleaning provided by the dentist or dental hygienist can thoroughly clean and remove the hardened plaque called calculus or tartar.
Prevention: Our hygienist may suggest additional preventive care and instructions to follow at home, based on the dentist's clinical findings.
Treatment recommendations: If dental concerns are identified during your dental exam, the dentist will prescribe digital x-rays and review in detail the treatment needed. In some cases, a referral to a specialist for additional diagnostic tests may be required.