Our goal is to help our patients achieve and maintain a healthy smile through preventative care. We are committed to helping our patients develop good at-home oral care practices and encouraging regular office visits to maximize oral health. Routine examinations and dental cleanings help prevent cavities, enamel wear, gingivitis and other forms of periodontal (gum) disease, which are some of the most common problems dentists see. Here at Rocky Mountain Dental Group, we provide dental cleanings and preventative care services to ensure your mouth stays healthy and disease free.
Our comprehensive oral examinations include radiograph x-rays, diagnosis, a dental cleaning and an oral cancer screening. An oral cancer screening involves an examination of the head, neck, oral cavity and connective tissues to help detect oral cancer or any precancerous lesions. We will use your dental exam to build a treatment plan that’s right for you and help you track progress until your next visit.
Most people only need a general or basic cleaning twice a year. This type of cleaning serves to remove dental plaque and tartar around your teeth and gums, and is usually completed by your dental hygienist in the absence of gum disease. If active gum disease is diagnosed, a more thorough type of cleaning (such as a “deep cleaning”) may be recommended, in addition to more frequent dental cleanings. Dr. Ontiveros and our dental team will work with you to determine your best option for care to achieve optimal oral health.