When it comes to keeping your smile in tip-top condition, the best approach to care includes an effective oral hygiene routine at home, along with bi-annual visits to your trusted Millis dentist office. At Brilliant Smiles Family Dental every routine checkup, includes a comprehensive exam and a thorough professional dental cleaning.
There are two types of dental cleaning which may be recommended to a patient depending upon his or her oral health. While dental cleanings and prophys are routinely performed to remove plaque, tartar and superficial stains from the surfaces of the teeth in the absence of gum disease, sometimes it becomes necessary to remove tartar and bacteria from deeper down under the gums and along the accessible portions of the roots of the teeth. This type of cleaning, which is known as a deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing, is recommended for patients who are demonstrating signs of gum disease. As one of the two most common dental conditions (the other being dental decay), it is estimated that gum disease affects 3 out of 4 adults in America. Although gum disease is a progressive condition, periodontal therapy that is supported by an improved regimen of oral hygiene can help to prevent further damage and any future tooth loss from occurring. Since it is common for gum disease to go unnoticed, it is important for patients to receive a regular checkup at our Millis dentist office to get evaluated for signs of gum disease, and receive the appropriate care as needed.
To learn more about preventing periodontal disease or the many other services provided by Brilliant Smiles Family Dental, give us a call today. At our state-of-the-art Millis dentist office, we take pride in offering our patients the highest quality of care, while providing a comfortable and stress free dental experience. When you choose Brilliant Smiles Family Dental, you can rest assured knowing your oral health is in excellent hands.