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Cleanings & Exams

  • What is a cleaning?
    • Performed by the hygienist
    • Removes the plaque and any tartar or calculus build-up around the teeth.
    • Polish and remove any stains.

  • How often do I need to get it done?
    • Depending on your dentists, he or she will recommend the appropriate amount of time for you to come in for regular cleanings. It is generally recommended every 6 months or twice a year.

  • What is an exam?
    • Oral cancer screening.
    • Evaluation of the health of your gingival tissue and tongue.
    • Evaluation of existing work/restorations.
    • Visually check existing teeth for any decay.
    • The use of radiographs to aid in checking for decay, cysts, abscess, and anything not detected with the visual exam.
    • An exam should be done twice a year. Even for those who wear dentures, an exam should be done of their oral tissue and tongue.

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