One of the easiest ways to maintain good oral health is with routine cleanings at your friendly family dentist’s office. During a cleaning we remove plaque and tartar that have built up on your teeth. Cleanings are necessary to help prevent cavities or other diseases that will eventually invade your gums due to bacteria accumulation in the plaque. The process for a cleaning does not take very long and is rarely painful. Many patients may avoid cleanings simply because of time or the fact that they experience tooth sensitivity, while others may experience anxiety at having hands and machines in their mouths. Let us know what you’re feeling, and we’ll help you be as comfortable as possible.
Cleanings fall into the category of preventative care, a service we provide to help prevent disease, cavities, and other potential problems in the mouth. When you come for a cleaning or check-up, we look for cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, joint disorders, tooth decay, and the possibility of infections. We also work with you to create a treatment plan that includes good hygiene habits to keep your teeth healthy so you won’t need restorative services. If a tooth is damaged, we act swiftly to protect your tooth from further deterioration. Our goal is help you maintain optimal oral health; checking or treating your mouth does not usually require many appointments unless a damaged tooth needs protection.
Sonicare is power toothbrush technology that we recommend for deep and extensive cleaning. Their electric toothbrush line has various brush heads available to find a comfortable fit for every mouth. This clinically proven technology works by driving fluids along the gum line and into deep, hard-to-reach spaces. A Sonicare toothbrush is also known to remove plaque, even in tricky areas. The result of their technology and studies is a product that leaves your mouth with a fresh and healthy feel. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about this brand of electric toothbrush.