Cynthia Sclater, D.M.D.

Rhiannon DeLeon, D.D.S.

Dental Exams & Cleanings

Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by Dr. Sclater or Dr. DeLeon at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include the following:

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.  X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.


Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are performed by our Registered Dental Hygienists.  We have professional and skilled dental hygienists who are thorough and gentle. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

  • Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for sometime and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface.  Calculus forms above and below the gum line, and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth.  It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva.  The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums.  This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
  • Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
  • Dental probing: A dental probe is used to measure the depth of pockets around each tooth. This is what is used to diagnose periodontal disease.
  • Full mouth flossing.
  • Oral cancer screening performed by a doctor. 


If you have a question about our dental exams and cleanings, please contact our office today. 


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3150 West Ward Road, Suite 304|Dunkirk, MD 20754|Map & Directions|Call: 410-257-2424

Dr. Cynthia Sclater and Dr. Rhiannon DeLeon are dental care professionals dedicated to providing patients with painless and gentle cosmetic, family and general dentistry. Located in Dunkirk, Maryland the office serves Calvert County, Southern Anne Arundel County and neighboring cities such as Huntingtown, Owings, Sunderland, North Beach, Chesapeake Beach, Prince Frederick, Lothian, Harwood, Friendship, Tracys Landing, Deale, Churchton, West River and Shady Side.

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