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Feb24-13, 02:36 AM
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Quote Quote by russ_watters View Post
Cleaning (regardless of if you do a good job yourself, they always give you a cleaning), initial check to see if you have cavities, x-rays if you need them, fluoride treatment if you need it. Typically my check-ups are half an hour with the hygienist and 5 min with a dentist.
Ok, I guess here it goes the other way around: the dentist searches for cavities, makes x-rays and does a polishing if necessary and refers some to a hygienist.

Lisa!, the wisdom teeth are prone to cavities because they are far back in the mouth and are thus harder to brush/clean. That's why dentists like to remove them before problems begin.