This is a professional cleaning performed by the dental hygienist. Patients should be seen for a cleaning every six months to prevent excessive plaque and tartar buildup. Left untreated, this can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. A routine dental cleaning includes scaling, polishing, periodontal measurements, x-rays, and an oral cancer screening.

Traditionally, the hygienist performs the cleaning by using hand instruments, but they can also use electric or ultrasonic scalers. Sometimes for best results, a combination of the two may be used.

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Legacy Dental Center

Dr. Melanie Blevins

148 County Road 775 Proctorville, Ohio 45669

Phone: 740-886-7000

Fax: 740-886-5518

Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-5pm
Thursday 8am-5pm

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