It is essential for all patients to receive a dental checkup twice every year. These routine visits will help you maintain great oral health, and they allow our experts to provide you with timely treatment if it is ever necessary. Our complete dental checkups include a professional teeth cleaning, an oral cancer screening and digital X-rays when necessary.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
Also known as prophylaxis, a professional teeth cleaning consists of a thorough cleansing process that is designed to remove harmful bacteria and plaque from an individual’s mouth. Our experts start by using special dental tools to carefully scrape away any hardened plaque that has built-up upon the surface of the patient’s teeth and below their gum line. Next, we polish and clean the teeth in order to eliminate any surface stains that exist. With these cleansing techniques, you will enjoy a pleasant sense of oral freshness for many months to come. We also check a patient’s mouth for any signs or symptoms of tooth decay or gum disease during this time.
When a patient is complaining of dental issues that cannot be easily seen, our experts will take digital X-rays of their mouth so that we can obtain a better idea of what is happening. Digital X-rays will instantly and safely provide us with a deeper view so that we can determine the exact cause of the problem. From there, we will proceed forward by offering the patient the best possible treatment.
A great way to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay is to provide supplemental fluoride applications. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can be applied directly to the teeth as a way of enhancing tooth enamel and reversing the effects of tooth decay. Although fluoride applications should not serve as a replacement for proper oral hygiene, the treatment can go a long way towards protecting a person’s teeth from damage.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is a very serious condition that can affect anyone at any time. The disorder is most easily treated when it is caught in its earliest stages. As a result, we strongly encourage all of our patients to receive regular oral cancer screenings, especially those who make lifestyle choices that may encourage the development of cancerous cells. When conducting an oral cancer screening, our team will fully examine the patient’s lips, tongue, face, gums, throat and other oral tissues for any signs or symptoms of cancer.
Mercury Removal Treatments
Certain types of dental fillings, especially traditional silver fillings, contain harmful mercury that can leak into your body and cause damage to your health. Our experts can safely remove these materials in a manner that will prevent you from experiencing further mercury exposure. After removing the harmful substances, we will provide you with a safe dental restoration.
Schedule your next complete dental checkup at Aqua Dental Loft so that you can get yourself on the right track for outstanding oral health and beautiful teeth. Please call us at (561) 264-2264 to schedule an appointment.