Professional dental cleanings are performed by our registered dental hygienists. Your cleaning appointment includes a dental exam and removal of calculus, removal of plaque and teeth polishing. A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include examination of diagnostic x-rays, oral cancer screening, gum disease evaluation, examination of tooth decay, and examination of existing restorations, and make appropriate recommendations for your continuing and preventative dental care. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.