Preventive Care

Routine cleanings and checkups are among the easiest ways to ensure a healthy smile and straightforward checkup exams.

While it varies, on average, patients should have their teeth cleaned at least every six months, this minimizes the amount of plaque and bacteria in your mouth, which can contribute to bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay, and toothaches.

  • During your dental exam, Drs. Alex or Kenya will sit down with you to address any concerns you have.
  • Digital X-rays, which offer the lowest dose of radiation, may be taken, if necessary, periodically to assess the health of your teeth and periodontal health.
  • Our smile team will discuss proper oral hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing techniques to help keep your smile healthy and glowing.
  • Drs. Alex and Kenya will evaluate your teeth and gum, and perform a complimentary smile assessment and provide you with suitable treatment options and tips for prevention to practice at home.
  • Drs. Alex and Kenya and our skilled hygienists will help you maintain routine cleanings and exams on a schedule that suits you.

If it's been six months since your last dental checkup, then it's time to contact our practice and schedule your next appointment!

Printable instructions >


Brushing Instructions
  • brushing diagram

    Brushing: Step 1

    Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.

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    Brushing: Step 2

    Brush gently in a circular motion.

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    Brushing: Step 3

    Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

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    Brushing: Step 4

    Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.


Flossing Instructions
  • flossing diagram

    Flossing: Step 1

    Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and the other finger takes it up as the floss is used.

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    Flossing: Step 2

    Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.

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    Flossing: Step 3

    Holding the floss tightly, gently saw it between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.

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    Flossing: Step 4

    Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.


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