Your Oral Hygiene Visit

1. Diagnostic Services Of Your Dental Health Visit May Include:
• Examination of your teeth to detect decay
• Necessary cavity detecting x-rays
• Evaluation and assessment of your periodontal (gum) tissue
• Checking your biting, chewing and swallowing patterns
• Reviewing and updating your medical history
• Recording any changes in your prescribed medications and physical condition
• Treatment planning
• Evaluating possible cosmetic enhancements of your smile

2. Preventive Services Of Your Oral Hygiene Visit May Include:
• Oral cancer examination and screening
• Blood pressure check
• Application of fluoride
• Application of pit and fissure sealant
• Cleaning and scaling of teeth to remove all plaque and calculus
• Removal of surface stains from the teeth
• Referral to specialists for specific treatment
• Polishing your gold, silver or composite resin fillings or crowns

3. Educational Services Of Your Oral Hygiene Visit May Include:
• Tooth brushing and flossing instruction
• Nutrition counseling
• Case presentation of prescribed dental treatment
• Recommendation of future treatment (orthodontics, periodontal therapy, etc)
 As you can see, during your oral hygiene appointment you receive much
 more than just acleaning!