It is important to pair good dental hygiene practices at home with regular dental checkups. Dr. Dennis Burrell recommends that you and your family come in for a teeth cleaning in University Place, Washington, at least every six months. A teeth cleaning appointment includes a professional teeth cleaning, fluoride, a dental exam, and X-rays.

At the beginning of your appointment, our hygienist will clean all of your teeth of tartar and plaque using a small, metal tool. The hygienist will then floss and polish your teeth. Fluoride, a mineral that strengthens your teeth against cavities, is then applied. Our dentist will then perform a dental exam. Our dentist will examine all of your teeth and gums for any signs of decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Dr. Dennis Burrell may then decide to take digital X-rays. This will allow him to get a closer, more thorough look at your teeth. Our dentist will discuss any oral health problems found and form a treatment plan with you.

If you experience any dental pain or any type of dental emergency, we urge you to contact Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC immediately. We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.