Routine Dental Exams & Cleaning
At Woodinville Gentle Dental, we recommend routine dental exams and cleanings once every six months. During your dental exam Dr. Ryan will thoroughly evaluate your teeth for dental decay, fractures, periodontal conditions and tissue anomalies in addition to any concerns you may have. Your hygienist will perform a thorough dental cleaning which is also called a dental prophylaxis.
A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. This is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and reducing the progression of gum disease.
The Following Benefits:
- Plaque Removal
Plaque and Tartar buildup can form above and below the gum line. This can result in more serious periodontal problems. Even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria, and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging build ups.
- A Healthier Looking Smile
Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the aesthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these otherwise unsightly stains and provides you with a brighter smile.
- Fresher Breath
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is generally a sign of advancing periodontal disease. The routine removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria at our office can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.
Prophylaxis can be performed at our office. For patients who suffer from advanced periodontitis, routine cleanings could be required more frequently. Please note that gum disease cannot always be completely reversed, but a prophylaxis is one of the tools that can be used to effectively reduce its progress.
To schedule your next dental exam and cleaning, call our office at 425.483.4602.