Dr. Bruce Richards Offers Dental Exams and Teeth Cleaning in Utah County
A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, is the removal of dental biofilm (plaque) and calculus (tartar) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the tooth. An ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water may be used, as well as hand instruments to remove all deposit on the tooth and root surfaces. Once all the tooth surfaces have been cleaned of biofilm and calculus, the teeth are polished.
What Happens During Dental Exams and Teeth Cleaning?
Routine dental cleanings and exams are essential to maintaining good oral health. During your dental exam and teeth cleaning in American Fork, Utah, our skilled dental hygienists will:
- Thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth that was missed during your normal brushing and flossing routine.
- Polish your teeth for a clean, bright smile.
- Carefully check for signs of tooth decay and gum disease
- Perform an oral cancer screening
We may perform dental X-rays to ensure that we detect any existing dental problems. Dr. Bruce Richards, our friendly dentist, will then recommend any necessary treatments, along with twice yearly exams and dental cleanings in Utah so your smile stays healthy and beautiful for the long term.
Make an Appointment for Dental Exams & Teeth Cleaning in Utah County
It’s time to take charge of your dental health. Contact Dr. Bruce Richards for dental exams and teeth cleaning in Utah at our American Fork offices. With years of experience, Dr. Bruce Richards and his team are proud to provide one of the best dental cleanings in Utah County.
Plus, with Dr. Richard’s new patient special, new patients can get started at our offices at no cost! New patients to Dr. Richards will receive a free consultation, dental exam, and x-rays. Though teeth cleaning is not included in the new patient special, patients can make a follow-up appointment for teeth cleaning in Utah County at our offices.