Professional Cleanings, Exams, and X-rays
Cleanings - Dental cleanings performed by our dental hygienist are a form of preventative treatment for your teeth. Along with semi-annual checkups, regular dental cleanings are essential to good oral health. Wolthuis Family Dentistry recommends all patients receive regular teeth cleanings every 6 months in order to effectively remove plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces. Routine brushing and flossing cannot always remove all traces of these substances so it is necessary to see a professional.
Unlike traditional x-rays, digital x-rays use electronic digital sensors which are connected to a computer, to capture images of the mouth. These images are not only higher quality images that traditional x-rays, but they can be seen immediately by the dentist, which usually results in shorter dental appointments. Having digital x-rays makes it easier to transfer your dental records between dental offices.
Even though traditional x-rays are relatively safe, there are concerns by many about the amount of radiation they are exposed to when they get dental x-rays. Digital radiography will be the perfect option for them since it is estimated that digital X-rays use up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays!
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