• Cleanings, Sealants & Prevention
In as little as 24 hours, bacteria-filled plaque can harden into tartar. Even with regular brushing and flossing, tartar buildup can lead to tooth decay.
Small cavities are easily fixed, but let it go and it could penetrate to the inner dentin layer of the tooth and cause pain and infection.
Your dentist also checks your existing filling for failure – let a cracked or damage filling go and you'll probably be in for a root canal and a crown.
Tarter build up can also cause gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums that causes swelling and bleeding. Gingivitis could lead you down the road for periodontal disease, an infection that causes receding gums, bone loss, and even tooth loss.
One American dies every hour from oral cancer. The American Dental Association reports that 25% of oral cancer victims do not smoke and have no lifestyle risk factors. When detected early, oral cancer is 90% curable and patients can live a healthy life. At Exceptional Smiles, you have peace of mind knowing that your dentist will perform an oral cancer screening annually for early detection.
Because of our commitment to preventative dental care, we perform through exams to intercept problems at the earliest phase.
Your regular oral hygiene appointment is more that just a cleaning. Keep your smile happy and healthy by seeing your dentist regularly.
Did you know that 35% of your teeth can't be cleaned with brushing alone? Or that teeth with excess buildup of plaque can lead to serious disease?
Daily flossing can actually add seven years to your life!
Plaque is an invisible bacterial film that can build up on your teeth and turn into tartar, a hard substance that can only be removed by your dentist or hygienist. If tarter is left unchecked, it can cause periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease causes gum swelling, bleeding and infection; it has also been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and oral cancer. By flossing daily, you can remove plaque and prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
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