Cleaning and prevention

Dental cleaning and prevention

The American Dental Association recommends a dental cleaning at least every six months to remove plaque from places your toothbrush and floss may have missed. Excess plaque causes gum disease, known as gingivitis. Besides dental cleaning and flossing, Dr. Bernsdorf’s oral examinations include a teeth scaling; screening for oral cancer; and digital X-rays of your teeth at least once a year.