Routine Cleaning Exams

Good oral care at home alone is not sufficient to maintain the health of your smile. Because of this, Dr. Dhalla suggests that you and your family schedule teeth cleaning. Your teeth cleaning appointment will include professional teeth cleaning, a dental exam, X-rays, and a consultation with our dentist.

Our dental hygiene will first remove all of the plaque and tartar from your teeth using a metal tool. The hygienist will also floss your teeth, polish them, and apply fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens your teeth against cavities. Our dentists will examine all of your teeth and gums for signs of decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. Sometimes, our dentists will decide to take X-rays to get a closer, more complete look at your smile. If any dental problems are detected, our dentists will go over them with you. Then they will consult with you to form a treatment plan. They will make sure to explain your different options so that you can make an informed decision about your dental care.