Dental Cleaning and Protection
Taking care of your mouth is crucial for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful. Much of your oral care takes place at home. Brushing and flossing your teeth every single day is important for eliminating plaque and bacteria. While these habits are integral, they are only a part of the equation. Professional dental care is essential as well. At Oak Park Dental, the health and beauty of your smile is a top priority. To this end, we provide dental cleaning and protection services to help you maintain optimal oral health and a beautiful, confident smile.
The ADA recommends having your teeth professionally cleaned every six months. These cleanings are integral for reducing plaque and bacteria buildup on your teeth, reducing your risk for issues like tooth decay and gum disease. We scrape all of the surfaces of your teeth, including the areas that you might not be able to thoroughly clean at home. After scraping your teeth, we polish them and floss them. Fluoride treatments can also be provided to help further protect your teeth from the formation of cavities.
Dental exams are also recommended every six months, and they are generally performed in the same appointment as your cleanings. Exams are performed to detect a variety of oral health issues in their earliest stages before symptoms begin to appear. Detecting issues when they are first beginning allows us to provide you with the treatment you need to prevent the issue from worsening. We look over your teeth, your gums, and your other oral tissues, checking for signs of tooth decay, cavities, tooth damage, gum disease, oral cancer, and more.
Dental X-rays are images that we take that allow us to view and examine the hidden structures of your mouth. These images help us to check the condition of your tooth roots and your jawbone. We can detect impacted wisdom teeth, cysts, abscesses, bone loss, root damage, and more. With X-rays, we can spot hidden issues that we might not otherwise be able to see, which then allows us to provide you with effective treatments to keep your mouth healthy.
Sealants are a protective treatment designed to help protect the chewing surfaces of your molars from cavities. These surfaces have deep crevices that can easily collect bacteria and food particles. The crevices can be difficult to thoroughly clean, even with regular brushing and flossing, leaving them particularly susceptible to decay. Sealants are a treatment made up of plastic that is applied to the chewing surfaces of your molars. The material is cured or dried. It prevents food particles and bacteria from getting trapped in the crevices of your molars and makes your molars easier to keep clean. While commonly associated as a treatment for children, sealants can be an effective treatment for patients of all ages.
In addition to providing you with care in our office, we can also provide you with tips on how to protect your oral health at home. We can provide you with tips on how to brush and floss your teeth properly, the best types of oral care products to use, and how often to change your toothbrush
Regular dental cleanings and exams are crucial for the prevention of serious oral health issues, keeping your smile clean, healthy, and beautiful. For more information on our dental cleaning and protection services, and to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam, call Oak Park Dental at (971) 600-0211 today.
At Oak Park Dental, we take exceptional care of your oral health.
Below are some of the Dental Cleaning and Protection services that our practice provides:
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