Your dental hygiene appointment involves the following:
- Oral, Periodontal and Dental Exam
At your first visit, you will be asked to fill out a health and dental history that we will review together. If you have dental insurance please bring it with you.
The examination will include a thorough examination of the oral tissues, an oral cancer screening, a measurement of the health of your gums and the recording of any existing restorations or enamel defects.
- Scaling and Root Planing
Your dental cleaning will involve the removal of harmful hard deposits on your teeth, also known as tartar.
- Dental Polishing
After scaling and root planing is completed, a polish is recommended to remove remaining plaque and surface staining.
- Fluoride Application
Fluoride is applied to the teeth after the polish to help mineralize the teeth and protect against cavities.
We also offer Zoom Whitening.