At Simonsen Dental, we believe that professional cleanings are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist, Betty will:
|Remove plaque build-up from the surfaces of teeth. Bacteria in our mouths is called plaque, it collects on teeth and causes decay, gingivitis and gum disease.
|Remove tartar from teeth surfaces. Tartar, or calculus, is plaque that has become so hardened on the teeth that its removal requires special procedures. Tartar below the gum line is also an indication of gum disease.
|Remove surface stains from teeth through polishing.
Some patients will require a deep cleaning due to gum disease and past periodontal treatments. Dr. Simonsen will review your past dental history and identify any issues you may need treatment for.
Regular examinations are important, your dentist can help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. With consistent dental check-ups, we can catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair. Dental examinations generally include the following:
|Visual tooth decay evaluation.
|Visual gum disease examination.
|Gum pocket measurement and tracking.
|Gum Disease screening.
|X-ray examination to detect: tooth decay, cysts, tumors, problems below the gums and other hidden issues.
|Oral Cancer screening.
Regular examinations by a dentist are very important for your health. Remember: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." –Benjamin Franklin
Dental X-rays help Dr. Simonsen detect issues before they become problems, saving you money by preventing the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect:
• Internal tooth decay.
• Teeth that are still coming in.
• Impacted teeth.
• Cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth).
• Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous.