Professional Cleanings

The dental industry refers to a dental cleaning as a “dental prophylaxis” or “prophy.” For many patients it is likely to be the most important and valuable visit they may ever make to a dentist. The prophy should include:

  • Oral hygiene evaluation and recommendations

  • Brushing and flossing instructions

  • Scaling to remove plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces

  • Debridement of tartar beneath the gum line if necessary

  • Topical fluoride treatment

  • Polishing teeth

The dental exam is the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. A crucial component of the prophy is the removal of calculus from teeth. Calculus, which is Plaque combining with saliva minerals forms a hard, rough sediment known as dental tartar or calculus. If the calculus is not removed, further calculi will buildup causing periodontal disease. Calculus can be removed by a licensed dental hygienist utilizing either a manual or ultrasonic device. If an ultrasonic scaler is utilized to remove heavy tartar and stains, caution must be exercised for patients with pacemakers as the ultrasonic sounds may interfere with the function of the pacemaker.

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Karen W.

All in all the service I receive here is great! I’m in and out and get a great cleaning!
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2015-05-08T11:06:01+00:00
All in all the service I receive here is great! I’m in and out and get a great cleaning! Yellowpages

Bryan K

I have been a patient of Dr O’Flanagan for a while and I’m very happy to have such a great dentist.
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2015-06-30T06:53:58+00:00
I have been a patient of Dr O’Flanagan for a while and I’m very happy to have such a great dentist. www.yellowpages.com

Robert Riebe

There is no better Dentist or Dental team anywhere! No matter what procedure is called for the quality and service is without equal.
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2015-06-30T06:50:53+00:00
There is no better Dentist or Dental team anywhere! No matter what procedure is called for the quality and service is without equal. plus.google.com

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2015-06-30T06:55:40+00:00
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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. O'Flanagan
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2015-06-30T06:58:30+00:00
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lsmith94

Great Customer Service, very welcoming!
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2015-05-08T11:18:13+00:00
Great Customer Service, very welcoming! www.local.com

Julia C.

Been going here for a couple of years now and I continue to go for the quality of service. I tell everyone I know about these services!
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2015-05-08T11:15:53+00:00
Been going here for a couple of years now and I continue to go for the quality of service. I tell everyone I know about these services! Yelp

Karen W

All in all the service I receive here is great! I’m in and out and get a great cleaning!
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2015-06-30T06:54:40+00:00
All in all the service I receive here is great! I’m in and out and get a great cleaning! www.yellowpages.com

Edwin M

Excellent service, the Dentist was very gentle with my kid and explained everything while working.
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2015-06-30T06:52:41+00:00
Excellent service, the Dentist was very gentle with my kid and explained everything while working. www.yellowpages.com