Dental Cleanings and Exams
Good oral hygiene is important to your overall health. Our approach prevents problems before they start. We encourage our patients to see us regularly for cleanings every 6 months and to keep up the good work between visits with an easy-to-follow routine of brushing and flossing twice a day.
We offer a variety of preventative services designed to keep your mouth healthy and to catch issues early, before the need for extensive dental work. Our preventative services include:
- Teeth cleanings and dental exams
- Digital x-rays
- Fluoride treatment
- Dental sealants
- Sports mouthguards
- Nightguards, for teeth grinding
- Sleep disorder assessments and treatment
- Identification and treatment of mouth sores, periodontal/gum disease, bad breath, tooth and jaw pain
- Recommendations and products for at-home care
Your teeth need professional cleaning
Cleanings in our office are important to prevent plaque build-up. Plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria and bits of food that forms on your teeth. The bacteria in plaque create acids that destroy tooth enamel and create cavities. Plaque also leads to periodontal (gum) disease, a serious infection that can destroy the tissues around your teeth. The best defense is to remove plaque before it has a chance to build up and cause problems. Brushing and flossing removes plaque from the large surfaces of the teeth, but may not get it all in tricky areas, like between teeth, behind teeth and under the gums. Our specialized cleaning tools remove plaque completely, helping to prevent cavities and more serious problems.