dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental
visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will
include the following:
screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat,
tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for
decay with special dental instruments.
of existing restorations: Check current fillings,
cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by
Registered Dental 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
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