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It is highly important to your oral health that you brush and floss your teeth every day. However, oral hygiene alone is not enough to achieve and maintain ideal oral health. You must also have a professional dental cleaning and checkup twice a year. This will allow Dr. Brent Bitner to help you keep your teeth healthy and strong.

When you come in for your appointment, our hygienist will first use a small, metal tool to remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth. Then the hygienist will floss each of your teeth. Depending on your needs, dental fluoride may be applied. Then your teeth will be polished to give them extra shine.

Then our dentist will examine your teeth and gums meticulously. They will check your gums for signs of gum disease and other issues. Our dentist will then perform an oral cancer screening. They will decide whether or not you need to have dental X-rays taken. Our dentist may also review and update your dental health history.

If any dental problems were detected, our dentist will go over them with you and discuss your treatment options. We want you to be able to take an active role in your dental treatment, so we will answer any questions you may have. Of course, you have the final word about your treatment plan.

For more information and to set up your next dental cleaning in Cottage Grove, Oregon, contact Cottage Grove Dental at 541-942-7934 today.