Cleaning & Prevention

Cleaning and Prevention in Feasterville, PA

All dentistry begins with prevention. After all, it is much more pleasant to visit the dentist from time to time and adhere to recommendations than to have to treat a problem! There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and dental cleanings. To maintain optimal oral health, the American Dental Association recommends visits to the dentist at regular intervals. These practices are designed to ensure that teeth and the whole oral cavity are both clean and strong.

INITIAL ORAL EXAM

The initial examination of the oral cavity is the most important step. It allows the doctor to determine the condition of your oral health and choose the treatment plan that is necessary for your clinical situation. Our clinic employees are highly specialized and interested in keeping the health of your teeth at a high level!

X-RAYS

X-ray examinations allow the doctor to see things that are invisible to the naked eye; for example, hidden carious cavities, the condition of the jaw bone, and the presence of periodontal abscesses are all made clear through x-rays.

CLEANINGS

To clean the oral cavity from plaque and tartar, our clinic uses modern equipment that does not damage the enamel and or cause any unpleasant sensations. All dental calculus is easily removed using an ultrasonic scaler. To effectively clean the interdental spaces and tooth surface from pigments and plaque, the Air-Flow method is used. The directional jet of a special aerosol combined with the smallest particles of calcium bicarbonate gently cleans the enamel. And, these procedures are all done painlessly.

Lastly, the surface of each tooth is polished with a fine abrasive paste and then covered with fluorine lacquer. This helps reduce the sensitivity of the enamel and protects against caries.

SEALANTS

The possibilities of modern dentistry now allow kids to avoid unpleasant encounters with dental burs. If you regularly visit a dentist, you can also prevent the development of caries in the first place, and protect permanent teeth in the early stages. One of the most effective methods for this is the fissure sealing procedure.

Fissures are natural relief grooves on the chewing surface of the teeth, which contribute to the better grinding of food, but at the same time – are a “favorable” factor for the development of caries. Because of these depressions, the remains of food can easily accumulate and form dental plaque. So, sealants, which are a thin, protective coating, are put in place to “fill in” these fissures that make it easy bacteria to grow. They are like a little covering for your teeth to stop these unwanted growths and act as a protective barrier. These are especially recommended for young patients to act as a deterrent from cavities.

SCALING & ROOT PLANNING

Dental calculus is a solid substance that covers the posterior surfaces of the neck of the teeth and can cause inflammation of the gums and periodontal tissues; which, lead to bleeding, increased sensitivity, and bad breath. On top of that, they contribute to the loosening of the teeth and can eventually, lead to their extraction. To remove this tartar, an ultrasonic scaler is used. The scalar works at a high frequency to crush calculus and disrupt harmful bacteria. Then, the teeth are polished and smoothed through “planing,” which helps your gums properly grip the teeth. The soreness of this procedure is minimal, and the results will surely please you!

PERIODONTAL MAINTENANCE

Periodontal tissues are a kind of “bridge” between the tooth and bone tissue of the jaw. If this “bridge” has any diseases, then, it is harder for the tooth to stay in place, and sooner or later it may fall out. But, this can be easily avoided if you visit a dentist. A variety of modern and painless techniques are used in our clinic to save your teeth, so, be sure to visit around every 6 months to maintain the integrity of your teeth!