Regular professional cleaning and dental exams are an important part of your dental health care. The American Dental Association recommends regular cleaning and exams. This prevents the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth and lets us detect health problems early so they can be treated before they can become serious.
Regular cleaning by a dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar from your teeth to prevent the growth of decay-causing bacteria. During a hygiene appointment we will also polish your teeth and we may recommend a fluoride rinse to protect your teeth from cavities.
During a dental examination, Dr. Douvas will examine your teeth and mouth for signs of decay, injury and other conditions. This lets us detect and monitor or treat these conditions to prevent them from getting worse. We will also perform an oral cancer screening to detect early signs of this potentially dangerous disease.