Dental Cleanings and Exams
We stress the importance of pairing good dental hygiene with professional dental cleanings. Dr. McKee as well as the ADA recommends that every six months, you come in for a teeth cleaning and exam. A teeth cleaning appointment includes a professional teeth cleaning, fluoride, a dental exam, and dental X-rays. Our hygienist will clean your teeth of all plaque and tartar, floss your teeth, polish them, and apply fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that helps protect your teeth from decay by strengthening your enamel. Our dentist will then examine your teeth and gums for signs of decay, gingivitis, and other oral health issues. He will also refer to x-rays taken to further examine any decay or problems there may be. If any dental issues are found, our dentist will recommend options for treatment. After educating you about each treatment, our dentist will form a treatment plan with you. We want you to have an active role in your dental care, as there is almost always more than one option for your treatment.