Visiting your dentist regularly for professional dental checkups and cleanings is crucial for maintaining a healthy mouth. Biannual cleanings will not only help keep your smile healthy but will also help catch any dental problems before they progress and cause serious damage. Although keeping up with at home oral hygiene is extremely important, it’s not enough to keep plaque at bay. Professional cleanings help remove plaque and tartar accumulation and stop decay or gum disease formation.
During a routine dental cleaning and exam Dr. Spadafora will also be able to identify any potential signs of oral health problems. Some things our Hermitage dentist will look for include gum disease, cavities, and oral cancer. Catching these complications early ensures preventative treatment can be started as soon as possible, before further damage occurs.
Special dental tools used by dentists work better to remove stubborn tartar or plaque than toothbrushes and floss. In fact, they provide a more effective and in depth cleaning that you wouldn’t be able to get at home with basic hygiene tools. The use of professional dental tools allow our Hermitage dentist to , clean even the hardest to reach places in the mouth, leaving you with a bright clean smile you’ll want to show off.
What To Expect
A regular cleaning and exam consists of your dentist looking at your gums, mouth, tongue, and throat to ensure that there are no warning signs of harmful health issues.
During a dental cleaning Dr. Spadafora will address the cleanliness of your gums and teeth. He will remove plaque or tartar, polish your smile, and floss in between your teeth. Our Hermitage dentist may also discuss troublesome areas in your smile and share recommendations on how to floss and brush more efficiently.
For younger patients, with the exception of some adults, a sealant may be used to help protect teeth from decay. Sealants are used on the chewing surface of the tooth due to their deep fissures which occasionally make them hard to clean. Before the liquid sealant is placed and after your tooth has been cleaned and dried, a solution is used to create a rougher tooth surface. The sealant is then hardened using a light that bonds it to the tooth.
Your appointment will also include a thorough examination to prevent or diagnose any potential problems that may develop. Our Hermitage dentist will check for gum disease, loose teeth, signs of decay, damaged fillings, broken or fractured teeth, and take x-rays.
Visit Dr. Spadafora For A Dental Cleaning Today
Biannual dental checkups with our Hermitage dentist will help keep your smile healthy and help stop dental health problems before they progress. When visiting our Hermitage office, Dr. Spadafora will check for a variety of damaging health issues and provide recommendations on how to proceed with treatment. He may also discuss how to improve your at home oral hygiene routine for better results. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!