Teeth cleanings at our office, paired with home dental care, are important to help prevent cavities and other dental problems. Good oral hygiene includes brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing once daily. Dr. Spelman and Dr. Orlando recommend that you come in for a teeth cleaning in Hopewell, New Jersey, at least once every six months. A teeth cleaning appointment consists of a professional teeth cleaning, fluoride, a dental exam, and X-rays.
When you come in for a cleaning, our hygienist will first scrape the tartar off of your teeth with a small metal tool. Then the hygienist will floss your teeth, polish them, and apply fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens your teeth and helps protect them from cavities. Our dentists will then examine all of your teeth and gums for signs of decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Our dentists may decide to take X-rays to get a closer, more complete look at your smile.
If you experience any dental pain or any kind of dental emergency, we urge you to contact our office immediately. We encourage you to contact Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentists.