Cleanings & Prevention
The key to avoiding tooth decay and gum disease is early detection and prevention. Regular cleanings and exams, along with a good home regimen will keep your oral health in prime condition and prevent expensive dental treatments.
Prevention begins with controlling plaque, which is a colorless bacterium that sticks to the surface of teeth. Calculus is a harder mineral deposit that also builds upon teeth surfaces. By removing plaque and calculus (tartar), you reduce your risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Be Pro-Active with Professional Cleanings
At New Age Dental we can help you maintain your oral health with cleanings performed by our hygienist. We use specialized manual instruments or an ultrasonic device to scale away heavy buildup. Your cleaning is completed with polishing to remove stains and leave your teeth feeling clean and refreshed.
Regular dental exams with New Age Dental are the cornerstone of good dental health and essential for early detection of more serious problems. Early detection makes treatment easier, less expensive, and more successful. During your routine exam we will perform the following:
- Diagnose any existing tooth decay.
- Verify the stability of existing fillings and other restorations.
- Examine and assess your gum health.
- Take and analyze x-rays.
- Screen for oral cancer.
At-Home Oral Health Care
Damaging plaque can be easily removed by brushing and flossing. It only takes one day for enough bacteria to build up and make your mouth susceptible to disease. Brushing twice a day or even after every meal is recommended, as well as flossing at least once a day. Flossing reaches areas that brushing cannot, and mouth rinses also help remove particles that have been loosened after brushing and flossing.
Gingivitis, the initial stage of gum disease, presents as inflamed and bleeding gums. The good news is that this condition is reversible with a thorough professional cleaning and regular at-home care. Some people are more prone to gum disease than others and should consider getting regular cleanings and exams more than the recommended twice a year.
For Total Oral Health Call our Morton Grove Dental Office
New Age Dental offers comprehensive exams and thorough preventive treatments, and we are committed to helping patients of all ages maintain their best oral health. Visit our office for your regular dental checkups and cleanings and keep your oral health strong. Call us today!