Teeth Cleaning& Oral Examinationsin Charlotte, NC
Dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. If left untreated, plaque and tartar can increase your risk for developing cavities and gum disease. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Combined with daily brushing and flossing, we recommend at least 2 in-office cleanings per year.
A oral evaluation is performed each time you visit the office to serve as a benchmark of your overall health, and to see if anything has changed with your oral health since your last regular visit.
During a dental examination, we will perform a visual examination, and most likely x-rays. We also perform a visual examination of your lips, gums, and tongue area will be conducted, looking for various signs of illness or disease.
Our office is equipped with powerful, patient-friendly digital radiography. Digital radiography is one of the best investments our practice has ever made. Digital sensors are more responsive than film so that less radiation is required to produce a digital image.