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Dental Cleanings and Check-Ups

Above all, we want to help you prevent the need for dental repairs through routine dental cleanings, x-rays, and exams. However, we will help make the most of your daily preventative oral healthcare routine. Firstly, we do this by doing things like demonstrating effective dental cleaning, brushing, and flossing techniques during your check-ups. Secondly, if your teeth are likely to suffer from cavities, we may suggest fluoride treatments and toothpaste for cavity prevention. We will customize your dental cleaning schedule based on your unique oral needs. Thirdly, patients whose teeth experience and suffer from more plaque buildup may benefit from three or four hygiene appointments each year. In addition, you may also have Periodontal Disease which we can treat in our offices. Moreover, there will not be a need to refer you out to a specialist in most cases.

Dental Sealants At Your Cleaning Appointment

So we know it can certainly be a struggle to get children to brush and floss properly during their daily home dental cleanings. Meanwhile, these two processes are the best options to prevent tooth decay, subsequently, dental sealants are another option during their dental cleaning. To clarify, a dental sealant is a thin, plastic, protective covering that is applied to a child’s molars that helps stop tooth decay and cavities. Most importantly, dental sealants are painless to apply and can save a child a lot of oral health problems in the future. In addition, most dental insurance plans cover dental sealants for children and can be done on the same day as their dental cleaning. If it is their first dental visit, we also suggest showing them fun dental videos before their dental cleaning appointment. Colgate produces great videos about dental hygiene on Youtube. Here is an example of one you can use, called Meet the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Tooth Defenders.

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State of the Art Technology

During your dental cleaning you can certainly expect things like modern dental innovations that have made dentistry subsequently more precise, aesthetic, and lasting. Most importantly, during your hygiene exam, we use intraoral cameras and digital X-rays. During your exam we use this to photograph patients’ mouths so that we can study the fine details important in accurate diagnosis. Therefore, our dentists will present their treatment plan by sharing the x-ray images with the patient, after that pointing out problem areas and explaining treatment options on chairside monitors.

Most importantly, our dental office is paperless, therefore, we employ things like digital charts, records, and images for easy access and transfer of information, and for patients’ record safety. To sum up, this allows our team to work with patient data from any location during their dental cleaning. For example, a patient can be seen at our Memphis or Bartlett office locations without ever having to worry about transferring x-rays or records. Therefore, making being seen for a cleaning appointment at any of our locations at any time as convenient as possible. In short, we want to stay up to date on technology for our patients even for simple checkups! During the exam and dental cleaning appointments patients will experience:

  • Digital Photos
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Intraoral Cameras
  • Paperless Office

 

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