Cleanings and Periodontal Health

Regular cleanings and exams are the backbone to achieving and maintaining good oral health. Most patients are seen every six months; those that need a little extra help are seen every three months (we even have a few that only need to see us every twelve months!) At each “Hygiene” appointment we will not only clean and polish your teeth but we will check for damaged or diseased teeth, evaluate your periodontal health (gum and bones), and do an oral cancer screening. We use the American Dental Association frequency guidelines for periodic radiographs using digital technology to keep your radiation levels at a minimum, safe level.

Dr. Keeter has established an excellent periodontal program that has helped many patients avoid tooth loss and maintain healthier bone levels. He offers gentle, comprehensive nonsurgical gum care and a soft-tissue program with a goal to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime.