Cleanings and Prevention

At DeCarli Dentistry, we believe in working with you in partnership to keep your mouth healthy. Although effective oral hygiene at home plays a vital role, toothbrushing and flossing alone can miss areas of the mouth where dangerous bacterial plaque can accumulate. This bacterial plaque can increase your risk of tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontal disease. These oral infections, if left undetected and untreated, can lead to pain, tooth loss and systemic infection. Our team of dedicated dental hygienists will work with you to meet your dental needs and develop healthy oral hygiene habits to keep you in good health. During your cleaning visit with us, the dental hygienist will thoroughly remove stain, bacterial plaque and tarter, as well as examine your teeth and gums for any signs of infection. We may take dental radiographs (xrays) if necessary to detect any hidden dental problems or infection. Dr. DeCarli will also complete an oral and radiograph examination.

Why Do I Need Dental Radiographs (Xrays)?

Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. The dental hygienists and Dr. DeCarli use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental problems early and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

To assist us in providing the best care, please provide the following information at the time of your cleaning:

  • An updated list of any medical conditions.
  • An updated list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have a change in medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms or cards. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e. antibiotics, for pre-med.)

Cleanings and Prevention

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  Office Hours            
  Monday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM  
  Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  
  Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM