Cleanings and Prevention
Prevention is always better than treatment. By actively preventing disease and decay through regular home care, professional dental cleanings, and regular exams, you will maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
In addition, effective prevention from our dentists can help you avoid costly treatments in the future to remove decay, restore teeth and treat gum disease. Regular prevention is truly your best investment.
Why Do I Need Dental CleaningS?
We all know that brushing twice a day and flossing once a day are two keys to optimal dental hygiene. We know that we can optimize our oral health by utilizing mouthwash throughout the day. While all of these daily activities will help to keep your mouth happy and clean, they are not always enough to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. This is where the dentists and dental hygienists of New Smiles Dental come in.
Professional cleanings involve a deep cleaning of your gums and teeth, removing the plaque and tartar that simple cannot be wiped out by your toothbrush. During your cleanings, we will use X-Rays to spot areas of decay (i.e.; cavities) and we will inspect your mouth for signs of gum disease of loss of bone mass. Of course, we trust that you take very good care of your oral health, but without teeth cleanings, you are almost guaranteed to miss the causes of tooth decay and gingivitis.
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Here at New Smiles Dental, we suggest that our patients schedule a cleaning twice a year. However, if you are prone to developing cavities and/or suffer from gum disease, we may suggest you schedule appointments more often.
What can dental cleanings help prevent?
Protective sealants are tough, the plastic material designed to bond (stick) to tooth enamel. Click Here to view more about protective sealants.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is responsible for about 70 percent of adult tooth loss. Plaque, a sticky substance that forms in the mouth, can get inside the space between the gum line and the tooth. Click Here to view more about Gum Disease.
Digital x-rays or radiographs are very important. They allow the dentists at New Smiles Dental to see things about your oral health that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Click Here to view more about Digital X-Rays.
Cleaning and Exams
Dental cleanings, also known as dental prophylaxis, is done by a dentist or a hygienist to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. During dental prophylaxis, the dentist or hygienist removes plaque from the teeth. Click Here to view more about Digital X-Rays.