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Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings - Gorham, ME

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Even people who brush diligently, floss at least once a day, and use mouthwash like clockwork can end up falling victim to dangerous dental problems that may go unnoticed early on. That’s why regularly visiting a trusted oral healthcare practice like Morgan-Hill Dental Care is so important! Our dentists see patients and families from all over the Gorham, ME community and beyond, providing comprehensive checkups, revitalizing cleanings, and other preventive care that can make a big positive difference for your smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions.

Why Choose Morgan-Hill Dental Care for Checkups & Cleanings?

  • Team of Dedicated & Compassionate Doctors
  • Outstanding Hygiene Department With Decades of Experience
  • Digital X-Rays & Modern Technology for Outstanding Diagnostic Care
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Dental hygienists usually do all of the cleanings at any dental office. Normally, whenever you call to set up a dental cleaning, you would also be scheduled for a dental exam. A typical dental cleaning involves three steps. The first two steps involve removing tartar and plaque, and during the final step, your teeth are polished.

The removal of tartar or calculus can only be done with special tools, and this is one of the reasons regular dental cleanings are important. Plaque that gets left on the teeth becomes hard and turns into calculus. When the calculus becomes very firmly attached to the teeth, it needs to be removed by a dental hygienist.

The removal of plaque is necessary to help avoid periodontal (gum) disease. Plaque is a sticky film that can form on the teeth. This sticky stuff then allows bacteria, food, and saliva to build up, which can then cause the gums to get inflamed and infected. All of this can lead to periodontal disease.

Once all of the removal of tartar and plaque buildup is completed, the last step is the most noticeable to you. The teeth are polished. Polishing leaves them shiny but also removes stains and any plaque that might have been missed earlier.

Call Morgan-Hill Dental Care today to set up an appointment for your dental exam and dental cleaning. Both are important in maintaining great oral health.