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Timothy E. Smith, DDS • Kyle D. Kolquist, DDS • Erin K. Renier, DDS
1630 Kenwood Avenue Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: 218-728-4288 • Fax: (218) 724-8624 •

Our Services and Technologies

Preventative Dentistry - Dental Cleanings and Exams

Your appointment begins with a complete professional cleaning (also called prophylaxis) by one of our licensed and registered dental hygienists. The hygienist will remove tartar and plaque and finally will polish your teeth to remove any remaining debris and staining.

Our hygienists will also go over brushing and flossing techniques to ensure optimal at-home care.

After your cleaning, the doctor will:

  • Examine x-rays. X-rays help your dentist to monitor bone density, detect decay and determine tooth and root placement.
  • Examine the teeth for any signs of decay, wear or problems
  • Monitor existing restorations to ensure all crowns, bridges and fillings are in optimal condition
  • Evaluate the gum tissue for signs of periodontal (gum) disease
  • Carefully screen for oral cancer
  • Evaluate the muscles and jaw joints for TMJ signs or symptoms

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