A beautiful mouth starts with a healthy mouth. Regular cleanings help prevent the formation of new cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. If you are a new patient to our office or to the area, a typical first visit will include a set of x-rays, a thorough clinical exam, and a good cleaning. After this is done, our office will customize a cleaning regimen that is right for you. Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is available for patients that are afraid of the dentist. Prevention of new dental problems is the greatest service we can provide for patients. We do a very thorough cleaning and exam so you should be prepared to stay for approximately one hour.