Dental Cleanings & Oral Hygiene
Your professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) will be performed by a friendly and knowledgeable registered dental hygienist. In addition to a complete dental exam, your cleaning appointment will include the following:
- Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that accumulates on the tooth surface both above and below the gum line. Tartar can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, colorless film consisting of living bacteria, food debris and saliva. Unless plaque is removed, the bacteria will produce toxins (poisons) that can inflame the gums, leading to periodontal (gum) disease.
- Teeth polishing: Gentle professional polishing removes stains and traces of place that remain on the teeth so you can enjoy that “just left the dentist” clean feeling.
At Paxton Dental Care, we are specialists with years of experience performing professional dental cleanings and exams. We will be pleased to give you instructions for how to keep your smile healthy. As always, good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits are recommended following your dental cleaning.
Here at Paxton Dental Care we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paxton Dental Care will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.