Preventive Care (Adults & Children)

Beautiful Smiles For Years To Come

Dr. Collingwood believes that regular dental cleanings are an essential part of good oral hygiene. This will keep your teeth and gums healthy and enable us to identify potential issues like cavities or gingivitis and treat them in the early stages of development. We offer our preventive services to both children and adults.

preventative dental care

It is no secret that prevention is better than treatment when it comes to oral health. In our office, we emphasize preventive measures to reduce the risk of needing dental treatment. Dr. Collingwood believes every patient has different dental needs that necessitate they be evaluated on an individual basis.  Some patients need to have their teeth cleaned every six months to maintain healthy teeth and gums while others need to be treated every three months to achieve this goal.  You will always be treated as an individual to achieve what is in your best interest. 

What happens during your hygiene appointment?

Review of your health history

Before the actual cleaning process begins, our hygienist will review your health history and update any changes to ensure a safe and pleasant experience.

Oral Cancer Exam

Our hygienist will complete an oral cancer exam which will include checking your lymph nodes, pharynx, soft palate, hard palate, tongue, and floor of the mouth.

Periodontal Exam

Our hygienist will complete a thorough examination of your gum tissues to identify any problem areas and give you tips on how to improve and maintain those areas in between appointments.

Dental Cleaning

Your teeth will be gently and expertly cleaned above and below the gum line.  Our hygienist will use an ultrasonic scaler to remove calculus and then polish the teeth to remove stain and plaque.  If indicated, fluoride will be applied after the cleaning is completed to help reduce tooth sensitivity and help prevent decay.

Dental Exam

Dr. Collingwood will come in to do an oral cancer exam, check your teeth and gum tissues, and evaluate any images that were taken.

If you have any further questions about the teeth cleaning process, please contact our office at (phone number) and we will be happy to help!

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Dr. Collingwood’s vast experience in dentistry & his wonderful chairside manner makes him a beloved dentist, trusted by many families in Waukesha, Pewaukee and the greater Milwaukee area. We offer a wide variety of dental services to cater to you and your family’s every dental need. Our unique approach to patient care has allowed us to form lasting relationships with our patients over the years.

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