Dental Exam, Digital X-Rays, and Teeth Cleaning in Miami
The secret to a bright, healthy smile is actually no secret at all: brush, floss, and get a professional dental exam at least once every six months. Professional dental exams are all about prevention – preventing existing problems from getting worse and preventing dental problems from developing in the future. Regular dental exams make it possible to identify and treat a problem in its earliest stage – which is not only good for your oral health but also good for your budget!
There's nothing to fear with a dental exam. Your teeth will be visually examined for signs of plaque, tartar, and tooth decay. Your gums will also be examined for puffiness or discoloration, which are signs of gum disease.
Digital Dental X-Rays
A full set of dental X-rays may also be taken during your dental exam, to enable your dentist to see below the surfaces of your teeth. Thanks to new technologies, digital x-rays give more precision and less exposure than classic firms used in the past (about 90% less exposure).
Dental exams typically end with a dental cleaning, to remove surface stains and buildup.
No matter how often you brush and floss, plaque and tartar deposits can still build up on your teeth. A professional teeth cleaning is the single most effective way to remove these deposits and prevent them from causing more serious problems in the future.
According to the American Dental Association, around 42% of Americans suffer from a form of gum disease. The most common sign of gum disease is bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can be a sign that you have a gum disease that might be going untreated. If you are suffering from excessive bleeding, it is vitally important to understand the reasons behind this.
Ultrasonic cleaning is the most effective approach to traditional teeth cleanings. An ultrasonic scaler (rather than a manual probe) is used to remove solid calculus deposits, kill harmful microbes and eliminate bacteria around the teeth and gums through high-frequency sound waves. Many patients find ultrasonic cleanings more comfortable than traditional teeth cleanings because they are quicker, quieter, and pain-free.
A deep cleaning may be recommended if excessive plaque and tartar deposits have developed below the gum line (periodontal disease). Deep cleanings, also known as scaling and root planing, involve a two-part process: first, the stubborn deposits are removed, and then the root surfaces are smoothened. A deep cleaning treats periodontal disease and restores gum tissues to a healthy state.
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