Regular dental examinations are the best way to ensure that you have a healthy smile. We start each examination with a professional cleaning so that we are able to examine your mouth and teeth closely. It is our goal to find and correct any problems before they become major ones!
Professional cleanings will remove the buildup of plaque and tartar. Then, your teeth are polished nicely. If you need it, fluoride will be applied to your teeth. We will also preserve any teeth that you have had restored.
Fluoride treatments can be completed at your routine dental appointment. They are painless and quick, taking only a few minutes. When getting treated, your dentist will apply gel, foam, or varnish on your teeth. Treatment works best if it is done one to four times a year.
When we apply a dental sealant, we paint a plastic coating on top of your teeth. This makes your teeth smooth getting rid of the rough edges, depressions, and grooves that are commonly found on teeth. It is essentially a protective coating against tooth decay and cavities.
We are proud to offer teeth prophy and polishing. A professional tooth cleaning is often referred to as prophylaxis (prophy for short). It’s a Greek word meaning ‘to prevent beforehand.’ In the realm of dentistry, it’s helping to prevent gum disease.
Oral Hygiene Instruction
The keys to oral health have not changed: good oral hygiene requires brushing your teeth twice a day, cleaning between your teeth daily, replacing your toothbrush regularly, and eating a healthy diet. Another component to good long term oral health is regular dentist visits for exams and cleanings. Many people think they only need to visit the dentist when something is wrong, but the truth is regular visits help prevent problems from ever developing.
We also provide deep tooth cleaning services.
If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (301) 384-6776.