At your initial exam and every cleaning appointment, we will perform a comprehensive dental exam. We examine the teeth and check for cavities or areas showing abnormal wear. We often take Digital X-Rays, which allow us to see the areas in between or under the teeth. At these exams, we also check for oral cancers or ulcers on the gums, tongue or lips. A head and neck cancer screening is also conducted. Lastly, we assess your jaw to check for any joint dysfunctions. Dr. Steger and Dr. Cuevas, along with the ADA, recommend you have a comprehensive dental exam twice a year.
Dental Cleanings & Gum Treatments
We have many levels of periodontal care and offer a variety of cleanings and gum treatments to fit any patient’s need. After your initial exam, Dr. Steger or Dr. Cuevas will recommend the type of dental cleaning or gum treatment that is right for you.
A sealant is a clear BPA-free plastic coating brushed and cured to the chewing surface of your teeth to prevent cavities from forming in the deep pits and grooves.
Dental Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay.