It's So Much More Than a Dental Cleaning!
Seeing your dental hygienist regularly can help you establish a pattern of prevention - a pattern that will lead to better oral health and reduced dental costs. Prevention is your insurance policy toward a healthier, pain-free, debt-free lifestyle, not to mention a brighter smile and fresh breath.
Here's w hat will happen during your dental visit:
- Your dentist and hygienist will customize a preventative maintenance program for you and you will learn about the correct way to brush and floss.
- Your mouth will be thoroughly examined for gum disease, growths, lesions and abnormalities that might affect your general health. Depending on your present oral health, your age and risks, radiographs may be taken. Our new digital Planmeca ProMax Panoramic machine utilizes minimal radiation as compared to older film machines. The total radiation is comparable to the amount of background radiation received on an airline flight from New York to Los Angeles.
Your teeth will be cleaned and polished ultrasonically to remove plaque and tartar, eliminating bacteria that leads to cavities, bad breath and gum disease.
Fluoride may be applied to prevent decay (for children) and root sensitivity/root cavities (for adults).
Sealants may be applied to children's teeth to protect against decay.
Dental disease is a silent invader. Maintaining regular dental cleaning appointments with your dental hygienist and follow-ups with your dentist helps assure that any problems will be addressed immediately.