The type and frequency of cleanings is determined during the exam and varies depending on the persons’ needs. The purpose of the cleaning is to remove build up of plaque and tarter, that is also known as calculus, which contains harmful bacteria, thus preventing future gum disease and cavities. It is recommended for most individuals with healthy gums and periodontal tissue to have a cleaning twice a year.

“Prevention is better than cure.” – Desiderius Erasmus

Dental Hygienists

Lookout Mountain Family Dentistry has two seasoned professional full time registered dental hygienists, Colleen O’Halloran and Beth Lofy, that have dedicated their careers to making sure your cleaning experience and treatment is the best possible.

Colleen O’Halloran

Colleen relocated here to the valley in 1999 from her home town of Buffalo, New York. Shortly after that, she joined the team at Lookout Mountain Family Dentistry. She has been practicing for over 30 years and prides herself on providing thorough and gentle cleanings to all her patients. She loves the challenge of helping an anxious patient become at ease with their continual dental recare cleanings. Colleen and her husband both share a passion for helping homeless pets. Since moving to the valley, they have fostered, adopted, and found loving forever homes for many pets. They currently share their home with four very spoiled rescue dogs.

Beth Lofy

Beth has helped patients keep a healthy smile as a dental hygienist for over 38 years. Beth started her studies at Augustana College in Illinois, were she grew up.  She then found her way to study Dental Hygiene at Phoenix College. Beth has a calm and relaxing demeanor that allows you to be at ease while in the dental chair. She takes great pride in helping people understand the value of regular teeth cleanings and know that your bodies overall health starts in the mouth. She volunteers regularly  at the Cass Homeless Shelter and the Murphy House for kids. She is a wonderful mother of 8 children whom she loves spending time together with. Her many interests and hobbies include horseback riding, diving, flying, remodeling homes and traveling.

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