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At The Gentle Dentist in in Spring Hill, Florida, we are excited that spring is here with all its energies of renewal. One of the best things you can do to revitalize your health this spring is a dental checkup and cleaning. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) one of the best things you can do for your oral health is to have professional dental cleaning every six months. These visits reinforce your at-home oral health regimen. So, what can you expect at a typical dental cleaning? Your dentist will provide diagnostic and preventative services which may include the following.

Diagnostic Services:

Checking the bite, chewing and swallowing patterns

Taking x-rays, and assessing the teeth for decay

Planning treatment as needed

Oral cancer screening and exam

Evaluating the gum tissue

Referral to specialists for treatment as necessary

Preventive Services:

Removing plaque and tartar

Removing any stains on the tooth enamel

Applying fluoride if needed

Applying dental sealant as necessary

Polishing fillings and crowns

In short, a springtime dental cleaning can make your smile look its best while prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If you are ready to get your dental checkup, give our team at The Gentle Dentist in Spring Hill, Florida a call at 352-398-4064 and let us help you brighten your smile!