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As you know, it is highly important to your oral health that you brush and floss your teeth every day. However, oral hygiene alone is not enough to achieve and maintain ideal oral health. You must also have a professional dental cleaning and checkup twice a year. This will allow Dr. Bruce Westover to help you keep your teeth healthy and strong.

When you come in for your appointment, our hygienist will first use a small, metal tool to remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth. Then the hygienist will floss between each of your teeth. Depending on your needs, dental fluoride may be applied. Then your teeth will be polished to brightness.

Our dentist will then inspect your teeth and gums. The purpose of this examination is to detect any dental problems or potential problems like gum disease or tooth decay. Dr. Bruce Westover may choose to take X-rays to get a closer look. If any problems were found, our dentist will discuss them with you and go over your treatment options. We want you to be able to take an active role in your dental treatment, so we will answer any and all questions. Of course, the final decision about your treatment plan is yours to make.

We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next dental cleaning in Cottonwood, Arizona.