Professional cleanings and assessments enable dental professionals to remain abreast of your oral health status and they can provide guidance on steps to take to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Regular preventive dental visits allow problems to be identified early while they can be fixed easily and painlessly.
What Should You Expect?
During a standard appointment a dental hygienist uses scaling instruments and tongue scrapers to remove the build-up of plaque and calculus from the teeth and soft tissue. The hygienist and dentist may:
• Screen for cancer and other diseases
• Evaluate supporting bone structure
• Check for cavities
• Assess the integrity existing dental restorations
• Take x-rays
• Apply Fluoride
• Evaluate aesthetic options