Preventive & Diagnostics
The best way to keep your teeth healthy and prevent problems is to have regular cleanings every six months. Here we explain everything you can expect when you schedule your dental cleaning.
Even if you brush and floss your teeth regularly, you still need a dental cleaning. The hygienist will use a scaler to remove the build-up of plaque and tar between your teeth and around the gum line. Next, the hygienist will polish the teeth and floss. Depending on if you floss regularly, your gums might be a little tender after the cleaning. The tenderness will not last long and it will not interfere with eating or talking.
By taking an x-ray, the dentist can see cavities and gum disease. The x-ray also lets the dentist see the position of the teeth below the gum line and find dental problems such as impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts, bone loss, etc. Tooth decay can happen quickly; the x-ray lets the dentist catch the decay at the earliest stage.
Custom mouthguards can be used to aid with TMJ disorders and to protect athletes who wear braces, but can also be fabricated for athletics. Mouthguards can protect the teeth and gums from injury, in addition to absorbing trauma shock in order to risk the chance of a concussion. By taking an impression of your teeth, we can create custom mouthguards fitted to your mouth for the highest level of comfort and protection.