Preventative Dental Care
What is it?
At Inspire Dental Group, we believe that regular dental hygiene maintenance is a key factor in achieving long-lasting oral health. Often, people find themselves busy with their work or their social lives that they forget to take care of their dental health. This can lead to many complications later in life, including: bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease, root canals, and even oral cancer. Dentists recommend scheduling time for preventative dental care such as routine teeth cleanings at least every 6 months.
Coming in for professional teeth cleanings and check-ups regularly will help maintain your oral health and detect any problems early on. Regular visits to your dentist can also help avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. Regular teeth maintenance can help boost your confidence, overall health and could save you some money in the long run!
Scaling and root planningRemoves plaque and tartar between the teeth and gums, down to the roots, which accumulates over time. This helps remove the bacteria that causes inflammation of the gums, which can lead to gum disease
PolishingRemoves stains on the surface of the teeth to make your teeth shiny and smooth!
FluorideFluoride treatments are a form of preventative care that fights tooth decay and protects against cavities by strengthening your enamel.
Professional examinationRegular dental check-ups are recommended every 6 months. They help with early detection of oral problems and prevention.
Digital radiographs (x-rays)Sometimes an in-depth look at your teeth and gums is required to provide a better understanding of your oral health and to detect certain diseases or cavities that are not visible on the surface.
You need to know
Number of appointments can vary depending on when you last had a professional cleaning.
How long does it take?
Each appointment is scheduled for 60-75 minutes.
You may be asked about
- Your dental and medical history
- Your normal oral care routine at home
- Any problem areas or pain