Cleaning & Prevention
Prevention is the key to maintain a high standard of oral health and low dental costs. The most effective prevention plan involves you, Dr. Hwang working together for a healthy, stunning smile.
At home, prevention includes not only twice-daily brushing and flossing, but also a healthy diet. Yet, at-home care is only part of your prevention. Regular dental exams and cleanings are vital to preventing decay and disease. No matter how diligent you are about brushing and flossing, cavities could still develop, and they don't always mark their presence by pain or sensitivity.
Dr. Hwang will help you keep minor issues from becoming major procedures with pro-active oral care.
YOUR CLEANING VISITS WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Joe Hwang DDS uses digital x-rays, the most current dental-imaging technology. They serve the same purpose as standard x-rays, but reduce radiation exposure by 80-90%. They're also rendered faster, and are able to be viewed immediately on a computer. Because of this, they can be easily enlarged for better viewing, or conveniently emailed.
Generally, Dr. Hwang only needs to take a full set of x-rays every three to five years, and bite-wing x-rays (top and bottom side teeth that bite together) during regularly scheduled check-ups. More x-rays may be required occasionally, depending on individual patient needs.