Dental Hygiene

Our hygiene department is regularly completing CE courses to stay up-to-date in order to give you the best quality cleaning. There are multiple types of cleanings, which we can complete in our office depending on an individual’s level of health. Proper dental hygiene is the basis of good bodily health and is necessary to achieve the best aesthetic results when performing restorative procedures.

What will your first appointment look like?

  1. Review of medical history and dental history
  2. Full-mouth X-rays
  3. Periodontal charting
    a. A series of measurements taken along each tooth to determine level of gum health
  4. Take note of all previous dental work (fillings, crowns, missing teeth, etc.)
  5. Full-mouth intraoral photographs
  6. Discussion with patient of appropriate type of cleaning
    a. Prophy (regular cleaning)
    b. Prophy SSI (scaling under severe inflammation)
    c. Scaling and Root Planning (deep cleaning)
  7. Complete cleaning
  8. Education for patient on maintaining dental health
  9. Comprehensive exam by Dr. Platt
    a. Oral cancer screening
    b. Evaluation of TMJ
    c. Diagnosis of teeth and recommendation of treatment
  10. Review of treatment plan with patient
  11. Review of financial responsibility of recommended treatment
  12. Schedule future treatment (if needed)
Convenient Location and Business Hours

Our priority is to make it easy for you to take care of your dental health. We are open before and after work hours and at lunchtime to help you plan your visit around a busy schedule. Our staff members speak English and Spanish, and we offer payment plans based on your financial needs. We are available to address any questions or concerns you may have, so you are well-informed and understand your treatment.

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