No matter how often or thoroughly you brush, you can never completely get rid of all the bacteria and food particles that accumulate on your teeth. Left untreated, this residue – commonly known as plaque – can cause everything from cavities to gum disease. With a balanced diet and good oral hygiene, preventing dental disease begins at home. While proper home care is the first step in maintaining oral health, it is essential to have professional cleanings every six months, or more frequently depending on the need.
Dr. D makes this process fast and easy for your whole family, and you can be assured that you will receive the best care possible. Your cleaning will include an exam complete with digital x-rays that are viewed on a computer screen so that you can better understand what Dr. D sees. Dr. D will also go over your personal home hygiene regime and suggest adjustments as needed. During a dental exam, the doctor will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, red or white patches and recurring sore areas. Screening for early changes in the oral tissue can help detect cancer at a stage when it can be more successfully treated. Dr. Dr. might also suggest some preventive measures to make future visits more pleasant such as sealants and topical fluoride treatments.