Dental cleanings and exams are two of the most basic yet important preventive treatments we provide at our office. Whenever you visit our dental office for a checkup, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and dental exam that will help you achieve optimal oral health. During your teeth cleaning and exam, our dental team will:
• Clean your teeth by removing any plaque or tartar build up, which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease.
• Floss and polish your teeth. • Examine teeth and gums for signs of damage, dental conditions, or diseases.
• Apply fluoride to help resist decay.
There are three cleaning treatments:
Preventive dental cleanings and exams are essential in maintaining good oral health, preventing cavities and gum disease, and making sure that any problems are treated as early as possible.
If periodontal disease is present, treatment cleanings will help the gums reattach to the roots of the teeth.
Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings
After treatment cleanings have been completed, the gums are cleaned more often and more thoroughly with periodontal maintenance cleanings.
For healthy gums, Dr. Fink recommends that you visit us every six months for a preventive dental cleaning and exam. We may suggest more frequent visits if needed.