Regular Exams And Cleanings
During your routine visits, our experienced hygienist will examine your teeth, check for gum disease and take any necessary digital x-rays and photographs. She’ll also do a digital scan of your entire mouth. The hygienist will clean and polish your teeth, which reduces the presence of bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. She will also give you proper oral hygiene instructions and recommend products for your teeth such as mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss.
After the cleaning, Dr. Kiani will check for cavities, tooth decay and other potential problems. She will examine your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease.
We may recommend fluoride treatment or sealants to help prevent cavities and tooth decay. Fluoride coats your teeth and prevents plaque from building up and hardening on the tooth’s surface. Sealants cover the deep grooves on the surface of your teeth, which makes them smooth and less likely to collect plaque.
Dental checkups are also the perfect time to learn about new treatments that may enhance your smile.
Taking good care of your teeth and gums at home is just as important as routine office visits.
- Make sure you brush twice a day for at least two minutes
- Floss Daily
- Cut back on sugar
- Avoid acidic foods (like citrus fruits) right before brushing your teeth. They can wear away tooth enamel.