Teeth Cleaning - East Lyme, CT
Ensure a Functional, Healthy Smile
Preventive Care: More than Teeth Cleaning
Have you been skipping your dental appointments because you don’t see any problems with your teeth? We recommend you contact our office! These bi-annual visits with our team do a lot more than treat tooth pain or leave you with sparkly clean teeth. Teeth cleaning appointments are considered preventive dental care and involve an oral examination, x-rays, and oral cancer screenings, in addition to the hygiene cleaning. Routine teeth cleanings in East Lyme, CT can catch early signs of infection, decay, or disease that you may overlook during your at-home hygiene care and allow us to provide timely and targeted treatment when necessary. Overall, the goal of these appointments is to ensure you have a functional, healthy smile and in turn, maintain good oral and overall health!
What to Expect at Your Hygiene Visit
You can expect your teeth cleaning appointment to take about an hour and should cause little-to-no discomfort. If you have generally good oral health, we recommend you visit our office for cleanings every six months. However, if you have been treated for gum disease, it’s important that you schedule appointments every 3-4 months for a dental deep cleaning. In general, you can expect your visit to follow these steps:
Step 1: Discussion
Step 2: Examination
Step 3: Dental Cleaning
Step 4: Polishing
Healthy Teeth, Healthy Life
It might be easy to overlook your dental cleaning every six months, but the benefits affect more than your smile. Your oral health is considered a window to your overall health. Problems like tooth decay, missing teeth, and gum disease can all lead to more serious problems if not addressed at a routine appointment. Similarly, regular visits to our dentist ensure that potential issues are treated quickly or prevented altogether. No matter how long it has been since your last teeth cleaning, or what shape your smile is in, we welcome you to our office to experience our comprehensive and affordable dental care. We’ll help you maintain a healthy, beautiful, and functional smile for life!
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