Hygiene Appointment & Prevention
Our office uses the latest technology – digital radiography. With this technology, we use computerized equipment and software to capture x-ray images of your mouth and teeth. Digital radiography has many advantages over traditional dental x-rays. Not only are they quicker, they have less radiation. Images can be viewed instantly, enhanced and then stored electronically making a safer diagnosis and dental treatment. Digital X-rays Video
Professional Dental Hygiene Appointment
Your dental hygiene appointments will be performed by a Registered Dental Hygienist. This appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
- Removal of calculus (tarter or hardened plaque) that can only be removed with special instruments.
- Removal of plaque which is a sticky film that harbors bacteria that leads to gum disease and tooth decay.
- Finally, tooth polishing removes stain and plaque that was not otherwise removed.
This appointment is far more than “Just a Cleaning”. Professional Care and Prophylaxis Video
A comprehensive exam will be performed by one of our dentists at your initial visit. At your oral health recall (6 month hygiene appointment) the dentist and the hygienist will examine your x-rays, perform an oral cancer screening, check for gum disease, check for tooth decay (cavities) and check your existing restorations. Importance of Regular Exams Video