Dental cleanings and exams are crucial to keeping your mouth and smile healthy and are among the essential preventive treatments our dentist and team provide. These regular checkups allow us to monitor your oral health and provide prompt treatment for any problems that may develop. Depending on your individual needs, we may recommend that you visit more frequently.
Our team of dental hygienists thoroughly cleans your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar (calculus) from your tooth surfaces.
Then we floss your teeth to remove plaque from difficult-to-reach areas.
After flossing, we finish off the cleaning by polishing your teeth.
Dr. Pilgrim finishes your appointment by examining your teeth and mouth for signs of decay, gum disease, or other dental conditions.
Our team may also take dental X-rays to check for cavities and other problems that are developing or are in areas where we cannot easily see them.