Dental hygiene is an incredibly important part of your oral care regimen throughout your lifetime. At these visits, you won’t only have your teeth cleaned, but Dr. Craver will closely examine your mouth for signs of potential oral health problems.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment 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 (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
The Highest Standards
You and your smile deserve the very best dental care. We are committed to a standard of excellence that allows us to achieve optimal dental health.
The Best Experience
Dental visits can understandably make people uneasy. We strive to create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, coupled with highly personalized care.
The Right Expertise
Not only are we highly skilled and trained, but we also pride ourselves on continuing to learn so we can provide state of the art dental care. All to keep your smile healthy.