Welcome to Santa Fe Smiles, a San Marcos affordable dentist

Opening Hours : Monday to Thursday - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
  Contact : (760) 471-6011

Hygiene Dentistry

We are passionate about preventative care and want to empower you to live your best life with a healthy smile. Through ongoing education, care and consultation we will work together to deliver you an effective home care routine, and regular maintenance appointments, to help keep your teeth and gums healthy and your breath fresh.

Your hygiene appointment will involve a thorough clean from our friendly and attentive dental hygienists. Your gums will be checked, with a focus on plaque, calculus (hardened plaque or tartar) and the removal of surface staining. You will then be checked for gingivitis or gum disease, and screened for other diseases such as oral cancer. We will work with you to show you the most effective brushing and oral care routine. At your regular visit (6 – 12 month visits), the appointment is also combined with a dental exam, which includes a complete check-up of your teeth and restorations, with the aim of identifying concerns before they evolve. Radiographs (X-Rays) may be requited at this visit, but will be discussed with you beforehand.