A complete dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. A complete dental exam includes a regular check-up, x-rays (radiographs) to detect decay, tumors, cysts or bone loss.
The exam also includes oral cancer screening, gum disease evaluation as well as examination of tooth decay.
A registered Dental Hygienists will perform a professional dental cleaning (dental prophylaxis) A cleaning appointment includes a dental exam and the following:
- Removal of calculus (tartar)
- Removal of plaque
- Teeth polishing