During a typical cleaning, your student doctor may go through three different stages of services. First, diagnostic services may involve the updating of your medical history, oral cancer examinations, evaluation of gum tissue, or X-rays. Preventive services typically involve some combination of the following:
- Removal of plaque and tartar
- Stain removal
- Fluoride application
- Polishing teeth
- Cleaning and adjustment of dentures, if applicable
Finally, your doctor may provide educational services, including brushing and flossing instructions and any recommendations for future treatment.