Dr. Douglas Hauck performs comprehensive dental exams at each routine, six-month appointment. During this appointment, Dr. Douglas Hauck and our professional team will:
- Review your diagnostic dental X-rays: This review will help us detect tooth decay as well as any present cysts, tumors, or bone loss. Dental X-rays can also help us determine the position of each tooth and its root.
- Evaluate for any periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay: We will check all tooth surfaces, gums, and bone with the help of specialized instruments for any signs of periodontal disease or tooth decay.
- Screen for oral cancer: our dentist will carefully check your face and neck, including the throat, lips, tongue, gums, and tissues for signs of oral cancer or other lesions.
- Examine your current dental restorations: Your current restorations (fillings, crowns, bridges, etc.) will be checked to ensure they are still functional and beautiful.
Professional Dental Cleanings (Prophylaxis)
The professional cleanings at Douglas Hauck DDS, Inc. are performed by our exceptional registered dental hygienists and are included in your six-month recall appointments. As part of your cleaning, our hygienists will:
- Remove plaque, a sticky film that consists of food debris, saliva, and bacteria. The bacteria in plaque produce toxins that can cause periodontal disease.
- Remove calculus. Calculus is plaque that has hardened and attached to the surface of the tooth. Calculus can form both above and below the gum line. Only a trained dental professional using specialized instruments can remove calculus.
- Polish your teeth to remove any residual plaque and surface stains so you can have that “dentist clean” feeling. You’ll also leave with fresher breath!
Many health issues first show themselves in the mouth and oral cavity, which means that attending your regular preventive appointments with Dr. Douglas Hauck is not only good for your smile, it’s good for your overall health. Contact our office today to learn more about the benefits of a professional teeth cleaning in Newport Beach, California, and to schedule an appointment!