Why Dental Exams Are Important
Brushing and flossing at least twice per day, and minimizing sugar intake, are important steps when it comes to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. However, these practices cannot take the place of regular dental cleanings.
While brushing and flossing remove some plaque, bacteria, and tartar, dental cleanings are designed to clear away anything you’ve missed. Also, a fluoride application, part of many dental cleanings, helps keep teeth strong.
At Phinney Ridge Dental, we believe that each patient’s dental cleaning needs are unique, which is why we always customize our approach.
Let’s look at a few cleaning options.
The Prophy or Routine Cleaning
For patients with good dental habits—who keep routine dental appointments—the prophy is usually all ...