Cleaning and Exams

Cleaning and Exams

Routine cleaning and exams are important and highly recommended by your dentist to ensure healthy oral care. The American Dental Association recommends that routine cleaning and exams should take place every 6 months. While home-care such as brushing your teeth and flossing are important to keep your teeth clean and healthy, routine dental visits make sure that good oral hygiene is maintained.

What should I expect at my appointment?

Our experienced hygienists will clean your teeth and reach any hard to reach areas that can be tough to clean with a regular brush and floss.

During your exam, Dr. Hung Luong will not only make sure your teeth are clean and in good shape, they will also make sure your gums are healthy as well. Your dentist will also examine your head, neck, and mouth for oral cancer and any other abnormalities. They will observe the plaque and tartar in your teeth. These routine check-ups and cleaning can help prevent future oral and health problems by catching early signs of gum disease and tooth decay. If you have any concerns regarding the health and appearance of your teeth, dental exams are the best time to let your dentist know so that they can provide a custom treatment plan for you.

Types of Dental Cleaning

Prophylaxis (regular dental cleaning) – Also known as a Routine Cleaning, prophylaxis appointments occur every 6 months. At this appointment, a dental hygienist removes plaque, calculus (hardened plaque), and stains left on teeth.

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planning (deep cleaning) – This type of cleaning monitors and prevents periodontal disease. It is non-surgical and works to remove any tartar buildup between your gums and teeth. Here are some ways

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