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Dental x-rays and cleanings

Dental X-Rays are pictures of the teeth and surrounding bone that dentists use to evaluate and diagnose problems that could be present on patients' teeth and cannot be detected by a simple oral examination. With X-Rays dentists can diagnose cavities, fractures, tooth decay, bone loss, gum disease, infections, tumors, etc.

Prophylaxis is a procedure in which teeth are cleaned to prevent tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath and stained teeth. It consists of the removal of plaque and tartar from teeth and gums, and the application of substances that prevent caries as well as the checking of restorations and prostheses.