Preventive Dental Hygiene
During your regular oral exams, ideally twice a year, your dentist will be able to identify any oral health problems and develop a plan to address them.
Regular check-ups enable us to identify problems early on and prescribe the preventive treatments needed to preserve your oral health. Exams may also include dental X-rays, an oral cancer screening and other diagnostic procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening
During your exam, your dentist will examine your face, neck, throat, lips, tongue, gums, and tissues for any signs of oral cancer, which may be difficult to see with the naked eye. To complete an oral cancer screening, our dentists use a VELscope®.
Oral Health Care at Home
To keep your smile healthy between visits to the dentist, brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and floss at least once a day.Request An Appointment
During your dental cleaning, the dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums.
The hygienist will remove tartar and plaque buildup. Many layers of polish and coarse toothpaste are then applied to remove any leftover stains or plaque, using a small rotating brush. Your dental hygienist will then thoroughly floss your teeth and gums.
If you're at high risk of tooth decay, your dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent the progression of a cavity.