Many oral health problems can be avoided by good hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing. We always customize our care to ensure your dental priorities are met. We will recommend specific options to help you achieve your dental and cosmetic goals.
Regular checkups as well as professional cleanings are important for maintaining oral health. Our team is committed to keeping your smile bright and healthy. We work to prevent problems that can be avoided with proper dental attention, including cavities, infections, and malocclusion. If you are interested in learning more about preventive care, please give us a call. We look forward to helping you reach optimal oral health.
Dental cleanings differ from your at-home dental routine of brushing and flossing. During your dental cleaning our dental hygienists include:
- Removal of plaque to help prevent gum inflammation and periodontal disease
- Removal of calculus (tartar) formed from plaque over time
- Professional polishing to remove extrinsic stains and plaque
- Oral cancer screening
It is important that your teeth are regularly cleaned. Effective removal of plaque and calculus can only be done in a dentist office with the use of ultrasonic tools and specialized instruments.
Part of your cleaning and prevention plan is taking dental X-rays of your teeth. We use the latest dental X-ray technology known as digital radiography. This technology uses an electronic sensor to capture and store digital images of your teeth.
The process of taking digital X-rays is faster and many find it to be more comfortable than the traditional process of taking X-rays. This technology also reduces radiation exposure by significant amounts. Because the digital images can be viewed instantly, our dental hygienist, together with Dr. Hollingsworth, will be able to detect and diagnose any abnormalities and developing problems faster and more efficiently.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in most foods and water. Fluoride has been proven to help fight and even reverse the process of tooth decay caused by acids, plaque, and bacteria that regularly hurt tooth enamel. In recent studies, it was found that topical fluoride–from toothpastes, mouth rinses and in-practice treatments–is just as important in the fight against tooth decay as it is in strengthening developing teeth.
For more information, please feel free to call our office about how fluoride treatments can promote your oral health.
Spectra Laser Cavity Detection
Monitoring and taking care of your teeth is important. We want to help you maintain your dental health and to make sure that you avoid any disease or decay. Cavities can be very difficult to detect; however, the tiniest spot of tooth decay can lead to bigger trouble. Using Spectra laser cavity detection technology, we can accurately detect your tooth decay early on. From there, we can discuss viable treatment options.
If you would like to learn more about how Spectra laser cavity detection technology can help enhance your dental experience, please give us a call.