Comprehensive Exams are provided 2x a year. During this exam, we will evaluate your periodontal health, conduct an Oral Cancer Screening and determine if there is any decay or problems with your teeth. With these exams, we also take necessary x-rays and take intraoral cameras. X-rays are needed for us to be able to see between the teeth and under the gums. We evaluate bone depth and any issues below the gum line.
The AGD strongly recommends that a dentist or hygienist perform a dental cleaning every six months. This professional dental cleaning reinforces the home-care oral health regimen of brushing and flossing and gives the dentist an opportunity to locate areas in the mouth that may need special attention.
People who regularly practice good oral hygiene at home with proper brushing and flossing techniques typically do not experience discomfort during a cleaning. However, those who have neglected their oral hygiene habits may experience some discomfort or sensitivity during a dental cleaning. The dentist can use a topical anesthetic before the cleaning to alleviate any discomfort.
At New Bite Dentistry, we offer several different types of cleanings tailored to our patients needs. If a patient does not have periodontal disease, a standard cleaning will be performed. Below are a few services that are offered during all of our cleanings;
- Removal of plaque and tartar
- Stain removal
- Fluoride application
- Polishing teeth, including fillings and crowns
- Cleaning and adjustment of dentures and partial dentures
Fluoride is a natural mineral found throughout the earth's crust and widely distributed in nature. Some foods and water supplies contain fluoride. Fluroide is a preventative measure to protect against tooth decay. We recommend Fluroide for all of our patients 1x a year.
Sealants are again another preventative measure to protect against tooth decay. A sealant is placed on molar teeth between the grooves to prevent decay from getting into the cracks and grooves. Often times, Sealants are placed as children but adults can also benefit from them too. Contact our office for more information.