Professional Teeth Cleanings
Professional cleanings, also known as Prophylaxis, are an essential part of your oral care and are recommended at least every six months. This procedure removes bacteria and toxins in the mouth caused by remaining food particles. Regular professional cleanings can help to prevent diseases such as gum and periodontal disease and dental decay. During your appointment, we will also complete an oral cancer screening, and identify any other systemic issues that may be evident through oral manifestations.
When it is necessary to examine the hidden areas of the mouth, we uses digital X-rays to reveal any problems or issues that may be affecting your oral health. With digital X-rays, you will be exposed to less radiation, and we will receive a higher quality image in less time. This allows us to quickly gain a strong understanding of any symptoms you may be having.
An effective way to protect teeth from decay and to strengthen enamel is through topical fluoride applications. Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance that is found in many water sources and some foods. Supplementing with topical fluoride applications can be beneficial for individuals who are at a high risk of tooth decay.
For more information about our General Dentistry services, give us a call today at (630) 318-0988.