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The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental exam and cleaning performed twice a year by a professional dentist. This simple outpatient appointment will help detect any signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.

The appointment starts with a dental hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning. Once all signs of calculus and plaque have been removed from your teeth, the hygienist will then polish each tooth in your smile.

This is designed to remove minor surface stains. If you have more significant dental stains you might want to discuss your whitening options with Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC.

Once the dental cleaning has been completed, Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC will then examine your teeth and gums. If he detects any signs of cavities or gum disease he will present you with the applicable treatment options. The dental exam concludes with a basic screening for signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If you live in the Tucson, Arizona, area and you are due for your next dental exam, you should call 520-298-5556 to set up an appointment with at Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC. We look forward to helping you with your smile care needs!