General dentistry is centered on the overall upkeep of your dental health. This includes taking x-rays, diagnosing diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis, creating treatment plans, and performing checkups and procedures.
It’s no secret that the health of your teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being of your entire body. While routine brushing and flossing at home are necessary to keep your smile looking its best, visiting your dentist for a comprehensive exam and teeth cleaning is essential. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months to ensure your teeth stay healthy and your smile stays beautiful.
By routinely seeing your dentist for exams and cleanings, you can:
A comprehensive dental exam is way more than just a tooth cleaning, it’s personalized care. During your dental exam, our dentist will thoroughly inspect your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems. We can address current problems as well as make treatment plans to prevent future issues to save you from extra trouble and mouth pain down the road.
Your first comprehensive dental exam will help us see what to look for when we’re addressing your personal dental needs. If you’re at a higher risk of developing certain dental problems, then we know to keep an eye on that during your following appointments.
Dr. Patel may also want to take X-rays to see what is happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums. Whether these X-rays are traditional or digital, the images provided will help our Marietta dentist discover dental issues that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
When you come to Kenmar Dental, we want you to know what to expect from your teeth cleaning. Your dental hygienist will begin your dental cleaning by exploring the surface of your teeth to determine if you have any cavities and to examine the quality of existing fillings. The dental hygienist will then perform a periodontal exam to make sure your gums adhere tightly to your teeth, and that no periodontal disease or bone loss may be occurring.
Next, your hygienist will carefully clean your teeth with a variety of tools to remove any hard-mineral buildup (tartar) from your teeth. Then your hygienist will floss your teeth, use a polishing compound, and apply fluoride. Cleanings usually aren't painful, but if you have any anxiety about your dental exam, be sure to let your hygienist know. Our Marietta dental office can offer several sedation options to ensure your comfort.
If your dentist or hygienist finds tooth decay or gum disease, they will talk to you about changing your brushing or flossing habits. In severe cases, they may recommend antibiotics or other dental treatments. If your teeth and gums appear to be healthy, your dentist will probably recommend that you continue your brushing and flossing routine as usual.
It’s true that brushing and flossing every single day will keep your mouth healthy, odor-free, and safe from most forms of bacteria. But even floss can’t reach the deepest recesses of your teeth and gums, right where bacteria flourish and eat away at your enamel. With cleanings every six months, you can fully prevent tooth and gum decay, guaranteeing a bright and healthy smile.
With good oral hygiene and brushing habits, it is likely our dentist and hygienists will suggest a routine appointment at least twice a year. Most insurance providers cover these two cleanings, so take advantage of the benefits your insurance affords.
In our experience, we see healthier and brighter smiles after cleanings are performed. A single treatment gets rid of plaque deposits that can yellow your teeth. With the plaque removed, you will almost certainly see results after multiple routine cleanings.
For regular cleanings, you will have the option to swish with fluoride for maximum protection. After the mouthwash has been left long enough to protect your teeth, you can eat or drink anything you want afterward. Be sure to brush and floss!
Kenmar Dental is dedicated to a singular purpose: helping our patients maintain their dental health. If you make teeth cleanings routine, you will have a brighter and healthier mouth than you could have with brushing and flossing alone. Our dentist is one of the friendliest dental service providers in Marietta, GA, and our hygienists are ready to assist you as soon as you make an appointment with us.
We provide world-class dental cleanings in Marietta, GA, and for the surrounding areas. Our central location provides easy access to our patients; we offer ample parking for disabled patients, and our office is wheelchair accessible. ¡Se habla español también! Come see the difference Kenmar Dental can make for your stunning smile.