Your Oral Hygiene & Examinations


We make sure you feel safe and comfortable during your routine oral hygiene cleaning and examProfessional cleanings performed by a licensed dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing.

How We Maintain Your Oral Hygiene


Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist at Goichi Shiotsu, DDS will remove:
•  Plaque build-up from the surfaces of teeth. Bacteria in the mouth form plaque, which collects on teeth and causes decay, gum disease and gingivitis
•  Tartar from teeth surfaces. Tartar, or calculus, is plaque that has become hardened on the teeth; its removal requires scaling
•  Surface stains from teeth through polishing

Some patients will require a deep cleaning due to gum disease and past periodontal treatments. Dr. Shiotsu will review your past dental history and identify any issues you may need treatment for.

Why Examinations Are Important for Your Oral Hygiene


Regular examinations, by Dr. Shiotsu, help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. Consistent dental check-ups help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair. Dental examinations generally include the following:
•  Gum disease screening
•  Oral cancer screening
•  Visual tooth decay evaluation
•  Gum pocket measurement and tracking
•  X-ray examination to detect: tooth decay, cysts, tumors, problems below the gums and other hidden issues

Regular examinations by Dr. Shiotsu are very important for your health. Remember, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." –Benjamin Franklin

Location
2825 80th Avenue S.E., Suite 3
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Hours
Tuesday–Friday: 8am–5pm
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