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Check-up and cleaning


A comprehensive dental exam at our dental clinic will be performed by Dr. Carlo Goerens and Aiste Adomene at your initial dental visit.  Regular check-up exams will include the following:

  • Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
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Professional Dental Hygiene

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually recommended every 6 months. An individual cleaning plan adapted to your needs will include a dental exam and the following:

  • Removal of calculus (tartar):  Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease.
  • Air-flow: The procedure works by using a fine jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles to remove staining caused by coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco and some mouthwashes.
  • Teeth polishing removes plaque or stains remaining on the teeth normally done after thorough scaling. The purpose of polishing tooth surfaces is to make these surfaces smooth which makes it more difficult for plaque and debris to accumulate on your teeth to cause decay or gum disease.
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