At Aesthetic Dento-Facial Associates, we believe prevention is always the first line of defense against cavities, periodontal disease and gum disease. This is why we stress the importance of regular cleanings for each of our patients, and why we customize the cleaning procedure to your specific needs.
We recommend teeth cleanings during every 6-month visit, both for children and adults. If you haven’t been to the dentist in awhile, we provide full periodontal therapy to ensure your oral health. Our dental hygienists perform cleaning procedures in a room designed for your utmost comfort (you can even watch a movie while we clean your teeth)!
Dental cleanings typically accompany an oral exam and/or X-ray to determine any areas of tooth decay. The hygienist will remove plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth above the gum line using a combination of hand tools and an ultrasonic machine. When applicable, the cleaning may include a fluoride treatment to strengthen tooth enamel. Finally, the hygienist will polish your teeth, making it more difficult for plaque to accumulate on the enamel. If the hygienist has noticed any problem areas, he/she may also offer some instruction on proper brushing and flossing to help you keep plaque and tartar buildup under control between cleanings.
To learn more about preventative cleaning, or to schedule an oral exam and professional cleaning, contact Aesthetic Dento-Facial Associates, at 770-828-0000, or fill out our online consultation request form here. We look forward to speaking with you!