If you want to know the secret of how you can maintain a healthy, white smile, the answer is simple. You need to take care of your teeth, and you can do that by creating and following a good at home oral hygiene regimen.
Although you should always make sure that you brush and floss your teeth after every meal, you can also go a step above that by helping to prevent oral health problems in the first place. You can do by visiting your dentist at least once every six months for a thorough dental cleaning and complete dental exam. Just by implementing these easy tips, you will be doing your part in making sure your teeth stay healthy.
The dentists at Dental Care Associates of Buffalo offer deep dental cleanings that can lasts up to an hour. Along with our team of knowledgeable and friendly hygienists, we will speak with you, in layman’s terms, about any concerns or questions you may have regarding your dental health. However, we will never ‘scold’ you or make you feel badly about the current health of your teeth and gums. We understand that some patients have difficulties properly cleaning certain areas of their mouths.
In addition to the cleaning, we also offer several preventative services during our dental exams.
Screening For Oral Cancer
These types of screenings are created to discover, diagnose and treat any potential signs of oral cancer. By diagnosing and treating this issue early, we aim to prevent it from progressing.
During the exam, the dentist and the hygienist will use specialized tools that can be used to detect sores or discoloration. They then look for abnormalities in the tissues in and around the patient’s mouth. If any are found, the patient may get a referral to see an Oral Surgeon for a biopsy.
Tartar And Plaque Removal
This is a traditional preventative service that combines ultrasonic scaling with manual scaling. These techniques help remove tartar and plaque from all of the tooth enamel in the patient’s mouth that is above the gum. By scaling the teeth before cleaning them, the dentist or the hygienist will be able to clean your teeth more effectively.
This material is used to help fill in grooves in a tooth that may not be able to get clean just from brushing. Tartar and plaque can accumulate in these grooves. By using a sealant, cavities are not able to form in those tiny spaces.
Polishing is generally the final step in a dental exam that it simply the process of finishing the teeth surface so all of your teeth look shiny and pearly white. There are two options offered to patients of Dental Care Associates of Buffalo, and these options are rubber cup polishing and air polishing.
The health of your teeth and gums do not only affect how you smile, but it can also affect how you chew and even other health issues such as your cardiovascular health. Preventative Care can catch small problems before they turn into something worse, while helping you maintain a healthy smile.
Schedule an appointment today by visiting our website, by email or by calling our office at (763) 682-2572 during business hours.