Just as the field of dentistry has advanced through the years, so have our preventive services. What was often referred to as "just a cleaning", is now much more. A professional dental cleaning includes the cleaning and polishing of teeth. However, some of the other services include a thorough hard and soft tissue evaluation, oral cancer screening, periodontal disease screening, and much more.
Fluoride is an important mineral that aids in the process of strengthening and maintaining the integrity of the enamel coating on the teeth. Enamel is constantly battling against plaque, bacteria and sugars in the mouth that cause decay. Fluoride is applied to the teeth to help make the enamel more resistant to this decay.