What is a dental cleaning?
A dental cleaning is one of the most basic dental services we provide at the dental office of Dolnick and Associates. A cleaning is designed to remove plaque, bacteria, and tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth to ensure that your smile stays healthy. During your routine teeth cleaning in Niles, Illinois, our gentle dentist and dental team will:
- Thoroughly remove plaque from the teeth that you missed during your normal brushing and flossing
- Remove tartar from the teeth (tartar can only be removed through a professional dental cleaning)
- Polish and shine each tooth for a healthy-looking, attractive smile
We work hard to make certain that your dental cleaning is comfortable and pleasant.
What is a dental exam?
A dental exam is another important component of your regular visits. Dr. Dolnick will carefully examine your smile to check for signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease (gum disease), and other dental conditions that require treatment. We will also evaluate your existing restorations (fillings, crowns, etc.) to ensure that we perform any needed repairs or maintenance. If it has been longer than six months since your last dental cleaning and exam, we encourage you to contact us today. We are happy to schedule your next visit!