Routine cleanings help you to maintain optimal oral heath and a healthy bright smile, but are also a very important part of your overall health. Dental cleanings are designed not only to polish your teeth, but also to remove debris that you may have missed while brushing and flossing. A professional cleaning removes plaque and tartar from your teeth followed by a polish to remove stains, and prevent harmful gum and mouth diseases.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Over time, teeth become naturally darker in shade. Other factors, like exposure to coffee, tea, and certain foods and medications can also stain the surface of teeth, affecting the color and clarity of your smile. We offer two options to help you achieve your whitest and brightest smile! Both methods are safe and easy. Our friendly dental staff can help you decide which method is best for you depending on your current stain level.
Deep dental cleaning are also called periodontal scaling and root planning, or SRP. This special cleaning is needed when tartar buildup has caused infection of the gums. Pockets form, a widening of the gumline that has pulled away from the tooth. Loss of this connective tissue can lead to bone loss and, eventually, tooth loss. Deep dental cleaning will control the infection and promote healing. As you may know, preventing infection and inflammation anywhere in your body—including your gums—is important to heart health.
Tooth Colored Fillings
A composite dental filling is one of the most common options for a dental filling. This option provides a customized solution, boasting the added benefit of being able to match your surrounding teeth, thus optimizing the cosmetic appearance. The tooth-colored material provides a reconstructive, durable, supportive fix that preserves the beauty of your teeth. Out of the many types of filling materials available, a composite filling is the most common and preferred among dentists and patients. Made of a ceramic and plastic compound, this filling material chemically binds to the tooth, restoring loss of structure caused by decay or physical damage to the tooth. The safety of the materials makes a composite filling a favorable alternative to an amalgam, or metal alloy, filling.
Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.
Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
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