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Dental Cleanings & Regular Checkups

Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining optimal oral health. First and most important is good home care – brushing and flossing. This is so important because it is the environment that your teeth are sitting in on a daily basis. If your mouth is dirty and full of plaque or food it is very harmful to both tissues and teeth. Secondly, regular dental cleanings and exams help to avoid tooth decay and gum disease and to prevent many expensive dental treatments.

Prevention starts with controlling plaque, a colorless bacteria that sticks to the surface of your teeth. If plaque sits on your teeth too long it becomes calculus, a harder mineral deposit. This is what is known as tartar. This is the hard stuff that the Hygienists have to scrape off the teeth. These are the main sources of decay and periodontal disease. By maintaining a proper routine of daily hygiene, you can prevent most oral disease. Our Hygienists at Westhill Dental are excellent and are available to assist you with your hygiene and management of your gums.

During your regular checkup, your hygienist will:

  • Review your medical history
  • Look for cavities or evidence of tooth decay
  • Take necessary digital x-rays
  • Check for any problems or oral cancer
  • Inspect your teeth and gums for signs of gingivitis or gum disease
  • Thoroughly clean and polish your teeth
  • Provide fluoride treatment for prevention of decay

Other Services that our Hygienists can perform are:

  • Dental Sealants for newly erupted permanent teeth
  • Root Planing and Scaling – a non surgical treatment for Periodontal disease
  • Irrigation of gum tissue ( Applying an antimicrobial medication under the gums)

What Our Patients Say About Us

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We have always put our patients and team’s health and safety first and will continue to do so! During the shelter in place our team has been busy reinforcing what we have always done to keep our patients safe and secure as well as implement additional steps so that we could re-open with confidence! Our vision is to keep our patients informed and supported every step of the way. We want you to know:

  • That we are paying close attention to the evolving CDC guidelines and will continue to make our practice safe for all those we are honored to serve.
  • Our team has worked diligently to make sure that all social distancing requirements are in place, so that every patient can come back to care with confidence.
  • Your dental health is important and impacts your overall health and we are committed to supporting each and every one of you as we return to full services beyond emergency care.
  • Our hygienists have streamlined their protocols, so that patients can return to their continuing care intervals, which are key in maintaining health and well-being.
  • We will continue to post updates, as well as tips to keep you healthy during these unprecedented times on our Facebook Page Westhilldentalappleton. We invite you to join the conversation!

We look forward to seeing you soon! Our greatest reward comes from serving our dental family!