A professional dental cleaning is a preventive service performed by Dr. Wood’s Licensed Dental Hygienist (LDH). At your dental cleaning appointment, we will perform a clinical examination of the teeth and do the following:

  • Remove dental plaque, a soft, sticky film that continually forms on and between the surfaces of the teeth. Plaque is responsible for gingivitis, periodontal disease (gum disease), and tooth decay.
  • Remove tartar (dental calculus), the hard substance formed by the mineralization of the softer dental plaque.
  • Polish and floss the teeth to remove stains and debris.
  • Apply topical fluoride when necessary.
  • Perform an oral cancer screening examination.
  • Take and examine any necessary x-rays.
  • Dr. Wood will diagnose any evidence of periodontal disease.
  • Provide oral hygiene instruction to let you know how to better care for your teeth and gums between checkup appointments.
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