Dental Exam & Cleaning in Rush City
A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. Cleanings should be performed at least every six months for healthy individuals to prevent excessive plaque build up.
Plaque left untreated can lead to:
- Unhealthy, bleeding gums
- Tooth decay
- Periodontal (gum) disease
Routine cleaning should include scaling and removal of visible hard calculus deposits, polishing and an oral cancer screening.
Along with dental cleanings, we also provide routine fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a chemical compound that is proven to be beneficial to teeth — it strengthens enamel and prevents decay.
There are many over-the-counter toothpastes and mouthwashes containing fluoride. However, those who are at an extra risk for cavities may benefit from professional fluoride treatments in addition to daily doses.
Fluoride is generally delivered in the form of a gel, foam or solution that is highly concentrated with fluoride. It's typically applied with a swab or brush or even placed in a tray that is held in the mouth for several minutes.