The key to achieving optimal oral health is having a proper routine that includes daily home care and regular professional visits. Our dentists will recommend a professional oral health care schedule based on the needs of each patient; it may be twice a year or more frequent depending on the individual.
Many of our patients comment on how thorough and comprehensive our examinations and dental cleanings are. Our dental cleanings are performed by a licensed dental hygienist. All teeth are inspected for signs of decay and gum disease. Identifying problems in the earliest stages allow us to recommend the most conservative treatment options, saving the patient from uncomfortable and expensive procedures.
For patients showing early signs of gum disease, scaling and root planing are non surgical methods used to remove bacterial plaque and tartar from deep pockets in the gum. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Many patients may have gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, but not experience symptoms. Most problems can be detected during the dental cleaning to prevent future damage, infection or decay.
Dental cleanings are also very important to the oral health of children and adolescents. Establishing good routines early will create long term habits for proper oral health care. Children and adolescents are particularly susceptible to cavities and plaque and tartar build up. For children who are especially anxious, we do offer nitrous oxide. Our hygienists and dentists are experienced at working with children and understand their unique needs, striving to make them as comfortable as possible during their visit. We begin pediatric dental care at three years of age.
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