Nashville Dental Hygienists

Professional Cleanings

Our experienced team of compassionate dental hygienists are committed to gently cleaning, scaling and polishing your teeth. Using an ultrasonic cleaner for teeth cleaning, our dental hygienists gently loosen tartar, deposits, plaque and stains to ensure a healthy, happy mouth. To meet some patients’ needs, we can also provide deeper periodontal cleaning if necessary.

Pediatric Dental Care

Routine pediatric dental care is equally important for your children. Our kid-friendly team looks forward to helping your little ones develop healthy dental habits early on!

Comprehensive Dental Examinations

Medical & Dental History

Our team will carefully review your medical and dental histories to establish a clear picture of your habits, sleeping patterns and overall health.

Oral Cancer Screening

As a part of the dental exams, we will perform a complete oral cancer screening of your lymph nodes, lips, tongue and the inside of your mouth and cheeks.

X-Rays & Imaging

Our trained technicians will take a series of high definition dental X-rays to provide detailed images of your teeth, bones and jaw.

Periodontal Assessment

A careful periodontal assessment will determine the health of your gum tissues and will detect any periodontal disease, from healthy to gingivitis (gum inflammation) to periodontitis (bone loss).

Bite Assessment

We will also inspect your occlusion for cross bite, deep bite, or underbite. This helps us diagnose any related issues such as worn teeth, grinding, or jaw problems like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

Dental Exam

Dr. Hecklin, Dr. DiLuzio, and Dr. Smiley perform meticulous dental exams. They examine each tooth to identify any cavities, determine the condition of prior treatments and restorations, locate cracked or missing teeth and suggest options for treatment and repair, as necessary. We will address any oral health concerns you may have.


Preventive Care

Once you have had a comprehensive examination and have an established relationship with our practice, we recommend a dental prophylaxis (cleaning) on a timely basis that reflects your needs. Regularly scheduled preventative cleanings promotes overall health and halts the progression of periodontal (gum) disease, gingivitis and tooth decay.

What Our Patients Say

"My teeth cleaning procedure was handled in a thoroughly professional manner. The kind way that Julia calmly went about her work was much appreciated. The assessment of the next steps needed in my treatment plan was presented and explained so well that my anxieties were completely relieved. Kellie booked my appointment for an out of office referral very efficiently. I am pleased to be a patient of the Team."

Bill Robinson

"Very mindful of Covid 19 protocols. Essentially no waiting time to see hygienist who promptly took care of teeth cleaning in both a professional and friendly manner. Upon conclusion of this procedure, Dr. Hecklin quickly appeared to complete his examination. Wife and I have been patients for many years and have zero reservations in recommending Dr. Hecklin."

Sheila Miller

"Beth is fabulous! I have a lot of fear when I am at the dentist, even for cleaning! Beth makes it very easy for me to get my teeth cleaned. She’s fabulous!"

Daniella Fleischer

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