Dental Cleanings ( also known as Prophylaxis ) :


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Adult Cleanings :

          Level 1 Cleanings      This is the normal " Optimum " dental cleaning we perform in our office.  Approximately 95% of our adult patients request this type of cleaning as it is the most thorough type of dental cleaning.  At your appointment, the dental hygienist will remove all tarter & plaque above and below the gum line.  This will involve the cleaning of all tooth surfaces and may involve the use of an ultrasonic scaler.   This is the default and best type of cleaning an adult can receive at our office.  At any time, a patient may request Level 2 " Simple " cleanings for future visits if they feel the Level 1 " Optimum " cleaning was too uncomfortable.  Please inform us of this change before your next cleaning appointment !

          Level 2 Cleanings      This is a less thorough " Simple " dental cleaning.  Approximately 5 % of our adult patients have very sensitive roots and gum tissue, or are very scared of dental treatment of any kind.  These patients will request this type of cleaning.  We will make every effort to remove the plaque & tarter, but will do it in a manner which involves less cleaning pressure.  Obviously, by cleaning in a way like this, we may not be able to clean off every bit of tarter in a single visit.  At any time, a patient may request Level 1 " Optimum " cleanings for future visits if they feel the Level 2 " Simple " cleaning was too gentle.  Please inform us of this change before your next cleaning appointment !

Child & Teen Cleanings :

Kids and Teens ALWAYS receive gentle cleanings.   At these ages it is very uncommon to see large buildups of plaque & tarter.  It is our goal to treat all minors respectfully and gentle.  This helps them avoid developing dental fears, which can affect them later in life.  We want all minors to enjoy their dental visits !! 


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CLICK HERE : To learn about Fluoride Treatments for Kids

CLICK HERE : To learn about Dental Sealants for Kids


Dental cleanings.  This website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for Dental or Medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  The information on this website does not create a patient-dentist relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.  By visiting this site you agree to all its terms and conditions, which may from time to time be changed or supplemented by Dr. James J. Herget listed in the Disclaimer.  If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you should not enter this site.  Dr. James J. Herget is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, and the Dodge/Columbia/Marquette Counties Dental Association.  Dr. Herget attended Marquette University in Milwaukee WI.  He graduated in 1988 and immediately moved to Mayville WI where he has been practicing Family Dentistry for 25+ years. Dr. James J. Herget performs many dental services, such as : Dental Fillings, Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges, Dental Implant Reconstruction, Dental Cleanings and Dental sealants ( performed by a licensed Dental Hygienist ), metal free, flexible, partial dentures ( no full dentures ), root canal treatment ( incisors and bicuspids ), basic extractions, and only uses “low-radiation” digital x-rays. If you are looking for quality, family, reasonably priced dentistry : Dr. James J. Herget is your dentist of choice !  If you are a Facebook user we would love to have you as a Friend or just LIKE our page.  Dental Cleanings.  Affordable Mayville WI Dentist.