Good oral hygiene, paired with regular dental checkups, is imperative to help prevent cavities and other dental problems. Dr. Dennis Burrell is proud to provide preventive care in University Place, Washington.

Our dentist and team, knowing how important proper oral hygiene is, educate our patients about dental care. It is important to brush twice a day using fluoride toothpaste to help prevent cavities. Patients should also floss once a day.

During a dental checkup, our hygienist will clean all of your teeth of tartar and plaque using a small metal tool. Then our hygienist will floss and polish your teeth and apply fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent cavities by strengthening your teeth. Our dentist will then perform a dental exam. As part of this exam, our dentist will check for signs of periodontal disease like bleeding gums, tender gums, and a receding gum line. When detected early, periodontal disease is much easier to treat
When you come into our office, Dr. Dennis Burrell may decide to take digital X-rays. X-rays help our dentist to spot oral problems that are difficult to spot with the naked eye.

We invite you to contact Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.