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CLEANINGS AND EXAM

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by Alamo Dentist Dr. Aminda Modrell at your initial dental visit to our dental office.  At regular check-up exams, Dr. Modrell and her hygienist will include the following:

Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are performed by Our Registered Dental Hygienists.  Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface.  Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.

Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth.  It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva.  The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums.  This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!

Teeth polishing: Removal of residual stain and plaque.

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Alamo Dentist Aminda Modrell

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