Visiting the dentist for a dental cleaning and exam is the first step to a healthier, happier smile! Dental cleanings and exams are an important time where our dental team employs a number of preventive methods and begins diagnosing any existing conditions so we can plan treatment. During a dental cleaning, one of our hygienists, under the supervision of our dentist, will:

  • Clean, dry, and polish each tooth
  • Check for signs of tooth decay
  • Offer fluoride treatment for protection
  • Examine dental restorations for needed repairs
  • Review your dental history
  • Perform an oral cancer screening
  • Look for signs of periodontal disease

Once a year, we will also take a series of dental X-rays to gain a better view and understanding of your smile. Dental cleanings are essential to diagnosing conditions early and planning treatments. To ensure the health of your smile, we suggest visiting Dr. Russell Cannon at least once every six months. If you are due for a teeth cleaning in Irvine, California, we welcome you to call our dental office and schedule your appointment today. We provide dental cleanings and exams for patients of all ages and are excited to work with you and your family. We hope to meet you soon!