A dental cleaning in Salem, Oregon is the foundation for lasting oral health. Generally performed once every six months, a dental cleaning combines multiple preventive treatments and examinations to ensure that your smile is healthy and protected against decay. During a dental cleaning and exam, one of our dental hygienists, led by Dr. Howe and Dr. Dugan, will:

  • Remove built-up plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth
  • Thoroughly clean, dry, and polish each tooth
  • Apply a topical fluoride treatment
  • Take any necessary dental X-rays
  • Check for signs and symptoms of periodontal disease
  • Perform an oral cancer screening
  • Examine existing dental restorations for any needed repairs or maintenance

This is also an ideal time to ask us your questions and voice your concerns. We promise to give you the time and attention you deserve. A dental cleaning and exam is the first step to understanding what your smile needs and which treatments will benefit you most. Working with you, our knowledgeable dentists will create a customized dental plan that will keep your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful. If you are due for a visit to the dentist, we encourage you to call our office and schedule an appointment today!