We recommend a dental cleaning and fluoride treatment for our patients every six months beginning routinely at age 3. We apply a special polishing agent with fluoride to remove stain and plaque from the tooth surface using a rotating brush or cup.
Heavy deposits of plaque or tartar are also removed using hand instruments by the doctor or dental hygientist. After the cleaning appointment, we provide a thorough dental exam for cavities, growth and development of the teeth and jaws, and other dental conditions.
We apply a fluoride treatment to strengthen the teeth against dental decay. Some children, adolescents, or young adults require additional cleaning appointments or fluoride treatments for special individual oral health needs. We will evaluate each patient individually to recommend the best routine dental care for his or her dental health needs.