According to the American Dental Association, it's important that you see your dentist every six months to get a routine examination and cleaning. Remember, by seeing your dentist on a regular basis and following daily good oral hygiene practices at home, you are more likely to keep your teeth and gums healthy thereby keeping you healthier overall. At Pear Tree Dental we will help you keep track of your appointments and will send you text and email reminders two days in advance.

Here is a small list of what you can expect at your cleaning:

• X-rays when necessary to check for underlying cavities or other problems.

• Scaling of your teeth with hand tools and the use of pressurized water, to remove hardened plaque from the surfaces and hard to reach areas between teeth.

• Buffing and polishing with an electric polisher that is designed to remove small bits of plaque. 

• Discussing personal brushing and flossing habits and any problem areas that appeared during your oral exam.