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Dental Hygiene and Cleaning

Your professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) will be performed by a courteous and knowledgeable registered dental hygienist. In addition to a complete dental exam, your cleaning appointment will include the following:

Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that accumulates on the tooth surface both above and below the gum line. Tartar can only be removed with special dental instruments.

Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, colorless film consisting of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. Unless plaque is removed, the bacteria will produce toxins (poisons) that can inflame the gums, leading to periodontal (gum) disease.

Teeth polishing: Gentle professional polishing removes stains and traces of plaque that remain on the teeth so you can enjoy that “just left the dentist” clean feeling.

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Our dental team has years of experience performing professional dental cleanings and exams. We will be pleased to give you instructions for how to keep your smile healthy. As always, good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits are recommended following your dental cleaning.

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Maria Cardenas DMD offers a wide array of cosmetic and general dentistry services so that creating a beautiful smile is effortless.

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Here at Maria Cardenas, DMD, we work diligently to protect our patients' rights and privacy. Requesting an appointment via our internet portal is considered part of what HIPAA has identified as electronically protected information (ePHI). Unfortunately, despite the best efforts we make or take, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the box, and electronically making an appointment, you understand that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Maria Cardenas, DMD will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may not illegally intercept this communication. As a result of continuing, you are sending this transmission and accepting the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. As an alternative, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.

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The information presented here is not intended or implied to be medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It should be used for informational purposes only.