Dental Cleaning at DentaCare Dental in Longview
Enjoy Cleaner, Healthier Teeth
Patients often wonder why a dental cleaning is essential if they already brush and floss every day. While good daily hygiene habits make up part of the fight against tooth decay, the only way you will achieve a thoroughly clean smile is with a professional cleaning.
A dental cleaning includes a simple two-part process. We will begin this preventive treatment by completely removing the plaque that you were unable to erase with brushing and flossing. After the removal of plaque and calculus, we will polish your teeth with our special cleaning prophy pastes and polishing brushes. The result? A wonderfully fresh and sparkling smile.
However, if you suffer from periodontal concerns, including inflammation associated with gingivitis or periodontitis, we may recommend scaling and root planing, also referred to as a “deep cleaning.” Upon completion the harmful biofilms that contain plaque and calculus will be eliminated and/or controlled to help decrease gingivitis and periodontitis.
No matter how hard you try, you will eventually accumulate plaque and calculus. As a result every patient should seek routine dental care. By visiting us at DentaCare, we will use our knowledge, clinical skills, and expertise to clean and protect your teeth. The benefits of a dental cleaning include:
- You may prevent the development of cavities and need for fillings
- Treat or prevent the bacteria in plaque that leads to gum disease and tooth loss
- Avoiding tooth loss will allow you to maintain your natural smile, and avoid the need for dental prosthetics like dentures or implants
- Improved overall health as you decrease bacteria that contribute to inflammatory conditions
Improving Your Oral Health
Checkups are a very important part of caring for your smile. To ensure you maintain optimal oral health and avoid oral disease, visit us at DentaCare for preventive dental checkups.
At DentaCare, our dental checkups include a very close examination of the inside of your mouth, jaw joints, as well as a detailed conversation regarding your medical history. We complete a detailed and thorough head and neck exam as well as intra-oral examination reviewing your soft tissues, teeth, floor of the mouth and lining of your mouth. The examination also includes an oral cancer screening and review of x-rays for cavities or the early development of other concerns, including:
- TMJ Disorder
- Sleep Apnea
Your checkup may also include 2-D or 3-D imaging, so we can obtain precise images and accurately diagnose the health of your smile.
We suggest visiting us once every six months for a dental checkup, so you can address concerns as they arise and before they result in serious damage. The benefits of a checkup include:
- Early identification of common oral health issues
- Treatment before an issue progresses
- Advanced technology for accurate diagnoses and effective treatment