Dental Exams & Cleanings

What Are Dental Exams & Cleanings

What are Dental Exams & Cleanings?

Taking good care of your teeth involves more than just brushing and flossing at home. Hardened plaque, known as calculus or tartar, can be nearly impossible to remove on your own. Even with the best brushing techniques and tools at home, you may still get regular tartar buildup. Professional cleanings remove this tartar from your teeth, and an exam helps to identify problems before they’re able to get worse.

Why are Dental Exams & Cleanings needed?

If you fail to take care of your teeth, you will probably deal with tooth decay and gum disease at some point in the future. Gum disease affects nearly half of all otherwise healthy adults. The disease is the leading cause of both tooth and bone loss within the mouth. Regular cleanings and exams can help to prevent and treat gum disease, and are an important part of good oral hygiene practices.

Who is a good candidate for Dental Exams & Cleanings?

Each member of your family should be coming in for regular cleanings and examinations. In fact, we recommend that patients come to us once every six months so that we can examine your teeth and provide you with a professional cleaning. If you are a parent, it’s never too early to bring your children for their first dental appointment. Even if it’s been a while since your last visit, you can, and should, begin to seek treatment for your oral health.

What happens during the process for Dental Exams & Cleanings?

The appointment normally begins with a cleaning that is performed by a licensed hygienist. The hygienist carefully removes any tartar from the teeth before flossing and polishing. Once this is done, the gums are checked for any and all signs of gum disease. The doctor then comes in and performs an examination to check for cavities, issues with restorations, and even oral cancer. The entire appointment should take less than an hour in our office.

If you think you need an exam or cleaning, call our office today and we can get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.


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Amin Salvi Dental
Is Now Open!

The last few months have been challenging for all of us. We have missed seeing you, chatting with you, sharing stories with you and laughing with you. We are SO excited to finally be able to invite you back to our office!

As you already know, Amin Salvi Dental does not cut corners on safety and technology. We have always prided ourselves in exceeding the recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for infection control measures. During this closure, we decided to go above and beyond that by adding further safety measures, which have been outlined below. The comfort and safety of our patients, of our team members, and of our own families remain our top priority.

  • All essential paperwork (including a COVID-19 screening form) along with financial agreements are to be done prior to your appointment. We will be texting and emailing the links for the forms to be filled out at home or on your mobile device. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or feel ill, please reschedule your appointment and call your physician.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please wait in the car and text or call the office. We will inform you when to enter the office so we can maintain social distancing protocols
  • When entering the office, it is mandatory to wear a mask or face covering. Although county guidelines are not as strict, we maintain this requirement for the safety of everyone. Due to a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) we cannot provide masks. Should you require one, we will charge you $1 for the mask.
  • Patients must arrive to their appointment alone without family/friends. A single guardian will be allowed for minors, elderly and those with special needs or requirements.
  • We will be taking your temperature when arriving to our office and recording this in your records.

Here are a few additional things we are doing to keep everyone safe and healthy:

  • We have installed air purification systems in the main operatories
  • We have installed sneeze guards at the check-in and check-out areas. We request that when you are required to talk to the front desk administration, you stand behind those.
  • Before appointments, we will use a medical peroxide pre-rinse which has been proven to help kill virus particles

We will have new scheduling guidelines

You will be hearing from us shortly as we are rescheduling routine hygiene and treatment for everyone. As you can imagine, we have a large backlog of cancelled appointments so we appreciate your patience through this process.

If you have any immediate concerns, we request not to call the office but text us at the office number or email us at

Due to the new protocols for physical distancing in the office, we may have limited availability of appointments. Due to this we require a minimum 48 hour notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment to avoid a cancellation fee. This allows other patients, who have been waiting, to be seen. Please be courteous to others.

For many procedures we will also be requiring a reservation fee in advance. This fee will be applied to your deductible or co-pay for the treatment and is not an additional fee of any kind.

We look forward to seeing all of you and catching up on the activities you have been doing to keep busy during this downtime!

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