478 SW 12th Street, Ontario, OR 97914
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Cleanings & Exams


Professional cleanings performed by a qualified professional are an important addition to your dental health routine of daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist 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 by polishing.

Some patients will require a deep cleaning due to advanced gum disease. Dr. Dahle or Dr. Tingey will review your past dental history and work closely with your dental hygienist to identify any issues for which you may need treatment

Regular continuing care, or recall visits, will help you maintain good oral habits, identify changes early, and increase the likelihood that you can keep your smile beautiful throughout your life.


Regular examinations, by Dr. Dahle or Dr. Tingey, 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 often become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures later.

Dental examinations generally include the following:
•  Clinical dental evaluations: dental caries, fractures, lost fillings
•  Pediatric dental development
•  Screening for gum disease: gingivitis/periodontitis
•  Oral cancer screening
•  Periodontal (pockets of the gums) measurement and tracking
•  X-rays to detect tooth decay, cysts, tumors, problems between the teeth and below the gums, and other issues not visible when looking in the mouth.
Dr. Eric Dahle
Professional Dental Center
478 SW 12th Street, Ontario, OR 97914-3202