General Care

Regular dental care is a vitally important part of overall health. Dr. Roberts Family Dentistry offers comprehensive exams, cleanings, and general dental care for families and children 3 and up.

Your general care visit, recommended every 6 months, includes a check-up and a cleaning. During the check-up we’ll examine your teeth, checking for cavities, plaque, and tartar. We also examine your gums and mouth, checking for signs of swelling or gum disease.

During the cleaning, one of our dental professionals will use special tools to remove tartar and plaque. While regular brushing and flossing are important and help to clean plaque from your teeth on a daily basis, this periodic deep-cleaning removes tartar, the hardened plaque that you may have missed, and is an important part of your dental health routine.

We highly recommend coming in every 6 months for your general care visit, and pride ourselves in offering a warm, comforting environment.


VELscope® Vx Oral Cancer Screening System

The VELscope® Vx system allows Dr. Roberts to easily and efficiently check every mouth for signs of cancer. This two-minute screening is done free of charge each and every time you come in for a routine cleaning and checkup!

To inspect your mouth and tongue for signs of oral cancer, Dr. Roberts uses a handheld device that emits a harmless, bright blue light. The device is sensitive to abnormal tissue changes and the distinctive blue-spectrum light allows the soft tissue of the mouth to naturally stand out on camera. The exam is quick and pain-free: Since the screening only uses a light, there’s no prodding, unpleasant dyes, rinses or waiting involved.

Dr. Roberts cares about your total oral health, and we’re thrilled to have this cutting edge, simple but powerful technology at our fingertips.