A professional dental cleaning at least twice a year can improve your oral health by giving your dentist an opportunity to locate areas in the mouth that may need special attention. During a dental cleaning, you’ll receive diagnostic and preventive services from your dentist as well as any needed educational information.

Your Exam and Cleaning May Include:

  • Oral cancer examination and screening
  • Evaluation of gum tissue
  • X-rays or examination of teeth to detect decay
  • Referral to specialists for specific treatment
  • Removal of plaque and tartar
  • Stain removal
  • Fluoride application
  • Sealants (for children)
  • Polishing teeth, including fillings and crowns