Dental Checkups & Cleaning

Checkups & Cleaning

Prevention is the key to stopping any future dental problems.

At Family Dentistry of Upper Marlboro, we recommend regular six-month dental checkup and cleanings.  For patients that may have evidence of periodontal disease we may recommend cleanings every three to four months.  We believe prevention is the key to stopping any future dental problems and therefore regular dental checkups and cleaning are considered the most important appointments at the office.

At Family Dentistry of Upper Marlboro, we recommend regular six-month dental checkup and cleanings. For patients that may have evidence of periodontal disease we may recommend cleanings every three to four months. We believe prevention is the key to stopping any future dental problems and therefore regular dental checkups and cleaning are considered the most important appointments at the office.

 At the checkup appointment we review your medical history, check x-rays, then clean, floss and polish all teeth. Cleaning are done to remove any dental plaque and calculus that has built up on your teeth. Plaque is a soft, sticky, bacteria infested film that forms on teeth and the longer that plaque stays on the tooth surface, the harder and more attached to the tooth it becomes. The hard layer is called calculus. Cleaning and polishing of the teeth leaves the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them. Dental cleanings are a necessary step in preventing cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease which can result in tooth loss.

Review Medical History

Check X-Rays

Clean, Floss, Polish

Necessary For Prevention