Cleaning & Exams
Good oral health contributes to your overall health and well-being. It is estimated that up to 80 percent of the population has some form of gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can destroy your teeth and gums, and it has even been linked to a number of other medical problems, including increased risk for heart attack, stroke, and diabetes, as well as pregnancy complications to name a few. Visiting Anna Dental for regular cleanings and check-ups can thus prevent a minor dental problem from turning into a more serious health threat.
It is recommended that children be examined by the age of two in order to help prevent the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental disease. And it is recommended that everyone over the age of five should visit the dentist for a professional cleaning twice per year. At your check-up, your dentist will examine your soft tissues for gum disease and oral cancer. The dentist will also inspect each tooth for cracks and signs of decay, as well as worn dental work. If we find cause for concern, we may recommend that you change your oral healthcare routine or the products you use at home. We may also suggest a deeper cleaning, which involves the following:
- Scaling to remove tartar from below the gum line
- Root planing to smooth rough root surfaces where plaque builds up
- Arestin antibiotic treatment to kill bacterial infection
Early detection and preventive care are vital to your oral health. Regular dental cleanings and exams can help avoid more serious and costly dental problems, and they are the key to having a healthy, confident, and beautiful smile. Call our dental office today to schedule your check-up and cleaning with Dr. Ludlow, Dr. De Simone, or Dr. Sharp.