Dr. McKinley and Dr. Holloway recommend that you and your family schedule a teeth cleaning appointment in Shelby Township, Michigan, at least once every six months. A teeth cleaning appointment includes a professional teeth cleaning, a dental exam, and dental X-rays. At the beginning of your appointment, our hygienist will clean all of your teeth of plaque and tartar using a small, metal tool. Then our hygienist will floss your teeth, polish them, and apply dental fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that helps protect your teeth from cavities by making your tooth enamel stronger. Our dentists will then check all of your teeth and gums for signs of decay, gingivitis, and other dental problems. Sometimes, our dentists will take dental X-rays to get a more thorough look at your smile. If any dental issues were found, our dentists will recommend one or more dental services to treat them. We will ensure that you understand all of your treatment options so that you can make an educated decision about your dental care.