Routinely scheduled dental exams, hygiene cleanings, polishings, and other preventive care at are important for protecting the oral health of our patients.
A Prevention-First Approach
The dentists and support team at Redwoods Dental believe in a prevention-first approach when providing treatment for our patients.
In addition to supporting your at-home oral hygiene routine, regularly scheduled professional dental cleanings and exams at our Walnut Creek office in Langley give us an opportunity to prevent health issues such as tooth decay or gum disease from arising in your mouth.
When you come to us for your dental exam, you give our dentists the chance to diagnose oral health issues before they have a chance to become persistent problems.
At our practice, routine dental examinations typically include:
- Examination of teeth, gums, and mouth
- Oral cancer screening
- Digital x-rays
Following your professional examination, professional cleanings help to prevent disease and decay from developing or, if we have found evidence of health issues, from progressing any further.
During a professional cleaning, your hygienist or dentist will:
- Remove plaque from your teeth
- Remove tartar (calculus) above and beneath the gum line
- Remove stains from teeth and polish them
Professional cleanings with our hygienists help to maintain a healthy smile. In tandem, our dentist will examine your oral cavity to identify any health issues in their early stages.