Maintaining a Beautiful, Healthy Smile
For most people, regular dental checkup and cleaning appointments should be scheduled no more than six months apart. Each visit allows your hygienist to thoroughly clean the plaque and tartar from your teeth that could otherwise lead to tooth decay, gingivitis, and more. Your visits also allow your dentist to perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and oral tissues to check for signs of existing issues that may need further treatment.
Ultrasonic Deep Cleaning
Regular teeth cleaning describes carefully removing bacteria-rich plaque and tartar, which cling to your teeth on a daily basis. Sometimes, however, oral bacteria can work their way underneath your gums forming plaque on the roots of your teeth. Deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing, is the more involved process of removing bacterial plaque and tartar from the roots to reduce symptoms of gingivitis before gum disease develops and allow your gums to heal.
Ultrasonic scaling uses advanced ultrasonic technology rather than traditional scaling equipment to break up plaque and tartar deposits faster and more comfortably, allowing us to fight gingivitis more effectively.
Oral Cancer Screening
Although vitally important, dental and deep cleanings are only a part of your routine dental visits. Thorough examinations are equally important and often involve advanced imaging technology so your dentist can gain a comprehensive view of the inside of your oral cavity. Your examination will help detect signs of existing tooth decay, gingivitis, and other issues that may need further dental treatment. It will also involve an oral cancer screening to check for lesions, sores, and other abnormalities that might be cause for worry.
If it’s time for your next checkup and cleaning, then schedule an appointment by calling Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve the residents of Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.