Dental Exams & Cleanings (Hygiene)

What are Dental Exams and Cleanings?

A dental exam is done in-office as part of your preventative care regimen. The exam checks for signs of tooth decay, oral cancer and other intraoral problems that may go unnoticed otherwise. Cleanings are done by licensed hygienists who work to effectively remove hardened plaque and tartar from the teeth. The hygienist will check for signs of gingivitis and periodontal disease as well as treat these conditions if they are present.

Why do you need Dental Exams and Cleanings?

A dental exam as well as a cleaning are both crucial to the overall health of your mouth. Even with the very best hygiene techniques at home, a professional cleaning can get rid of the hardened calculus and tartar that becomes impossible to remove on your own. Exams help in detecting minor issues so that they are not allowed to get worse. We can create a personalized treatment plan that will help you maintain or obtain a beautiful smile.

Exams help in detecting minor issues so that they are not allowed to get worse. We can create a personalized treatment plan that will help you maintain or obtain a beautiful smile.

What makes you a good candidate for Dental Exams and Cleanings?

Everyone is a good candidate for routine dental exams and cleanings. In fact, it’s never too soon to come into the office for routine care, since we recommend kids start seeing the dentist once their first baby teeth come in. We advise our patients to have bi-annual appointments so that we can monitor their dental health and provide the care that they need. The more that you visit the dentist, the fewer oral-related problems you’ll have.

What can you expect with a routine Dental Exam and Cleaning?

First, you’ll be seen by our hygienist, who will take x-rays of your teeth and begin the cleaning. The cleaning is done gently and effectively removes stains and hardened plaque from the teeth. The hygienist then polishes the teeth to a high shine and flosses between each tooth. The gums are measured to check for signs of both gingivitis as well as gum disease. Next, Dr. Redfearn will come in and perform the exam. The doctor checks for signs of tooth decay, loose restorative work and oral cancer. These checkups and cleanings should be done twice every year as part of your dental health maintenance.

If you think you need an exam and cleaning or just want to know more about our dental hygiene options, call us today and our office staff can further assist you!

Privacy Policy of Fit To Smile Dental – Highlands Ranch

Fit To Smile Dental – Highlands Ranch operates the website, which provides the SERVICE.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service, the Highlands Ranch DDS website.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that we collect are used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at, unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy. 

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, and postal address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you.

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our Service, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.


Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Our website uses these “cookies” to collection information and to improve our Service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service;
  • To provide the Service on our behalf;
  • To perform Service-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

We want to inform our Service users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.