Most of us are aware that we can benefit greatly from visiting our dentist twice a year. Our experts at Tarpon Shores Dental explain what happens during an exam and cleaning session near you.
During an exam, the dentist examines your lips, tongue, teeth, and gums for issues that can later transform into problems. Many oral problems do not show up until they have progressed or worsened.
At this stage, the problem may require more complex, prolonged, and expensive treatment. Untreated tooth decay, for example, can transform into an abscess or periodontal disease if not treated in time.
When it comes to dentistry, prevention is certainly better than cure. Dental exams consist of visual exams, diagnostic x-rays, screening for decay, gum disease and oral cancer.
We recommend further treatment if we find signs of decay or cavities or identify chipped or cracked. We offer an impressive range of modern preventive and restorative dental services, including root canals, veneers, sealants, fluoride treatment, bonding, tooth whitening, and much more.
Our dentists in St. Armands, Venice, and Englewood, FL recommend twice-yearly exams and cleanings near you for improved oral and overall health.
Even those following regular hygiene practices need to get their cleaned by we hygienist to prevent buildup of plaque and tartar. The toothbrush cannot reach certain parts of the oral cavity, such as areas between the teeth and rear surfaces.
Bacteria tend to accumulate in these spots and lead to plaque, which eventually hardens into tartar. The hygienist at Tarpon Shores Dental uses manual and ultrasound tools to scrape tartar and plaque from your teeth.
We use local numbing gel or local anesthesia for patients who suffer from heightened sensitivity. Dental cleaning is usually followed by polishing, which leaves your teeth looking brighter and stain-free.
If the hygienist notices any signs of decay or food debris, we will counsel the patient regarding improved brushing and flossing techniques. Please contact us for more information regarding exams and cleanings in St. Armands, Venice, and Englewood, FL.