Dental exams are performed at regularly scheduled intervals to evaluate your overall health and oral hygiene. The dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth, looking for signs of gum disease, tooth decay and infection. We will also perform an Oral Cancer screening at every routine exam that focuses on the following areas: face, neck, lips, cheeks, tongue, floor of mouth, palate and tonsils.
Dental prophylaxis, or a “dental cleaning”, is an essential procedure to aid in the prevention of gingivitis, periodontal disease and dental decay. A licensed dental hygienist removes food debris, built-up plaque and tartar thereby disrupting the bacterial bio-film and biotoxins that mediate most dental disease. Additional benefits of a professional dental cleaning include stain removal for a whiter, healthier looking smile and fresher breath. Our team will also assess the effectiveness of your at-home oral care routine as well as your susceptibility to dental decay (caries risk assessment) and recommend a recall interval that works best for you.