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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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The Importance of Professional Dental Cleanings
... Additional benefits Besides removing harmful plaque and tartar, your dental hygienist performs several important services such as: Counting your teeth, noting their alignment and any defects or possible health issues Checking for oral cancer (a visual and tactile exam which your dentist will repeat with your dental examination) Taking digital X-rays when needed Looking for signs of periodontal disease (gum pockets which measure deeper than three millimeters are diagnostic for gum disease) Flossing and polishing your teeth Showing you ways to improve your home care You'll enjoy your cleaning Is that really possible...

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