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At the office of Family Dentistry in Aloha, Oregon, Dr. Valerie Foster and our team are excited to help you get your smile ready for summer with our dental cleaning and exam. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), patients who receive professional dental cleanings every six months benefit from improved oral health (if you have an oral health condition like gum disease, you may need to come in more often). Our dental cleanings are the perfect complement to your daily at-home care, brushing and flossing routine, to protect your teeth and gum health.

According to the AGD, regular dental cleanings may help lower the risk for certain diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. Life-threatening medical conditions, such as oral cancer, can often be detected in their early stages during a dental exam. Regular dental checkups and cleanings can also help prevent gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath. Another benefit to regular professional cleanings is that it allows us to detect and fix issues early on, when they are most easily, economically and least invasively treated.

During your professional dental cleaning and exam, our Family Dentistry team will clean your teeth, perform an exam, and take X-rays. We will also remove tartar above and below the gum line, as well as polish your teeth and floss them. In addition, we will check for the following:

— Your overall health and oral hygiene

— Your risk of tooth decay, root decay, and gum or bone disease

— Any need for tooth restoration or tooth replacement

— Bite and jaw problems

— Demonstrate proper cleaning techniques

— Assess your need for fluoride

So if you are desiring a confident smile for the active days of summer, schedule your next dental cleaning with our dedicated dentist, Dr. Valerie Foster in Aloha, Oregon, at 503.649.7011!