Dental Cleanings (prophylaxis)

Regularly scheduled dental prophys are an important factor in maintaining oral health. We recommend that most patients have dental cleanings every 6 months. At this appointment we take any necessary radiographs (x-rays), remove all tarter or calculus and plaque that has built up above and below the gums, discuss the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy, perform an oral cancer screening, evaluate for bruxism and other TMJ issues and examine your teeth for cavities or other problems. Maintaining regular appointments helps prevent gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (inflammation of the supporting structures of the teeth).