When it comes to practicing patient-friendly dentistry, “prevention” is the key word. Dr. Bui would much rather stop a dental problem before it starts rather than fix it later, and that’s typically how our patients like it as well! When you come in for a routine preventive appointment, it will typically consist of two main services: a dental cleaning and an oral exam.
Even if you brush and floss your teeth consistently, a professional dental cleaning is still essential because there are many areas in your mouth that your home routine simply can’t reach. For this treatment, one of our skilled hygienists will use sophisticated tools to clear away any plaque or tartar buildup on your teeth and gums, and then they’ll lightly polish them. These cleanings help fill in the gaps in your home routine, and you’ll just love how your teeth feel afterward!
When our doctors perform an oral exam, they’ll look for signs of common dental problems such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, TMJ (jaw) problems, and more. The goal is to catch any of these issues early while they are easy to treat. By coming in for this exam regularly, we’ll be able to keep any dental problems you have small, saving you from having to get more extensive procedures in the future.
According to the American Dental Association, the best way to have a healthy smile is to brush and floss consistently, as well as undergo two professional dental cleanings and oral exams a year. With these simple services, we can make sure you and your family have problem-free smiles year after year. If you’d like to learn more about these treatments, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.