Teeth Cleaning & Gum Treatment

Preventive Dentistry


Dental Exam and X-Rays

Typically, we recommend that healthy dental patients should visit our office every six months for regular checkups and x-rays. For patients with special treatment needs, the recommended schedule for office visits may be more frequent to ensure optimal oral health.

We have reduced your exposure to radiation by as much as 90%! Access Dental Care utilizes digital dental x-rays for your safety. The digital dental x-ray system is more sensitive than conventional dental x-ray film systems, so your exposure to x-rays is significantly reduced. The large, color-enhanced images let you see what your Dentist see, so it’s easier for you to understand your dental condition and possible treatment options.

Professional Dental Hygiene

Your regularly scheduled visits are an important part of your dental health to prevent gum disease and keep your smile healthy! Daily brushing and flossing will keep dental plaque and calculus to a minimum, but a professional cleaning by our registered dental hygienist will remove calculus in places your toothbrush and floss may have missed.

At-Home Dental Hygiene

Adults over 35 years of age lose more teeth to gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their lives by periodontal disease. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good teeth brushing and flossing techniques performed daily and regular visits to our office for a thorough teeth cleaning. As an important part of our dental practice, we believe that instructing patients in proper at-home dental hygiene is critical to maintaining optimal oral health and a healthy smile for life. Our team will help guide you in all aspects of at-home dental hygiene, including proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Children's Dentistry

One of the most commonly asked questions we hear at our practice is “How old should a child be for their first dental visit?” Our Dentist see children as young as one years of age. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child should see their dentist as soon as the first tooth erupts. Your child’s first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. We may ask you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination. You may also be asked to wait in the reception area during part of the visit so that a good working relationship can be established between your child and the Dentist.

During the appointment, we will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken to reveal decay and evaluate the development of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums. After cleaning your child’s teeth, we may apply topical fluoride to help protect against decay. We will also ensure that your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most important, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child’s teeth
Access Dental Care believes introducing children to the world of dentistry in an enjoyable environment enhances a positive attitude towards dental health, creating an eager office and home care participant! A lifetime of good health begins with the first visit!