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We are reopening our practice for routine and elective care on Monday, May 18.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

· Temperatures of patients and staff will be taken

·  We have installed HEPA filters throughout the office and in each operatory.

· Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the office.

· Our office will communicate with you before your appointment to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked questions again when you arrive at the office.

· Patients will be directed to arrive at the time of their appointment or to wait in their vehicles to avoid people waiting in our reception area.

Hastings & Havlik Family Dentistry
Hastings & Havlik Family Dentistry
Dr. Chris Havlik and Dr. Myles Hastings using toothbrushes as lightsabers Dr. Myles Hastings giving a training The whole staff theme at a Christmas party A group around a dentistry-themed parade float A Halloween presentation at the dentist's office A child and a dental hygienist smiling after tooth cleaning A child in a dentistry-themed parade float Dr. Myles Hastings and Dr. Bill Havlik installing a sign Dr. Chris Havlik and Dr. Bill Havlik The Hastings family at the dental office

Dental Cleaning

service_cleaning.jpgA dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist. Most dental cleanings take only between 30 and 45 minutes. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. A routine dental cleaning should include scaling, root planing and polishing.

Scaling: This is the process of removing plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces in a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar.

Dental hygienists traditionally perform scaling by hand. However, new and advanced technology has led to more modern methods such as electric scalers. This sophisticated tool allows dental cleanings to be performed more efficiently and in less time. To achieve best results, both electric and manual scaling methods are combined for dental cleanings.