Good oral hygiene helps to guarantee a beautiful and healthy smile and could even decrease your chances of having a stroke, heart disease or diabetes. At Lilburn Family Dentistry in Lilburn, GA, we provide our patients with a complete dental checkup that includes a professional dental cleaning.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Besides brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis, it is essential you have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months. Poor dental hygiene can result in plaque and tartar buildup on the surface of your teeth. If left neglected, these deposits can be difficult to remove and could develop bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. At Lilburn Family Dentistry, we encourage our patients to have a routine dental examination, as well as a professional teeth cleaning to help control these two common conditions. At the same time, we will check your overall dental health for any oral issues you may have.
Teeth Cleaning Procedure
At Lilburn Family Dentistry, our highly trained dental hygienist will perform your teeth cleaning by using special tools designed for this procedure. First, a complete oral examination is done to assess the health of your mouth and teeth. Then the technician will clean your teeth using an ultrasonic scaler or a metal instrument called a curette. This tool removes plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth. The ultrasonic scaler is a hand-held device that vibrates at a very high frequency. The vibration of the tiny tip removes the hard deposits without damaging the tooth, breaking up the plaque, or tartar. A steady flow of liquid cools the tip, helps remove the plaque and washes away any remaining particles. Some patients who have sensitive teeth may prefer the hygienist uses a hand-held tool called a curette. It allows the technician to remove any plaque buildup with only some moderate pressure, causing the patient little to no discomfort. Finally, the teeth are polished using a mild, gritty, toothpaste-like gel, making them smooth and shiny.
Digital X-rays are a better choice than traditional X-rays. At Lilburn Family Dentistry, we can get a clear picture of your teeth and oral structures without the unnecessary radiation. The images are immediately available on our computer screen where the dentist can show you what's going on inside your mouth. Digital X-rays are safer, faster, and because the images are digital, environmentally friendly.
Haven't been to the dentist lately? Don't wait any longer! Call Lilburn Family Dentistry in Lilburn, GA by calling (770) 824-8857 for an appointment!