The Importance Of Professional Teeth Cleaning In Oregon City
Hello again! Thanks for stopping by the online portal for Oregon City Family Dentistry. Now that January is here, we hope that you will contact us sooner than later to schedule your 2016 preventive dental appointments. Around here, we firmly believe that oral health is a partnership. No matter how diligent you are with your home hygiene practices, your continued well being depends on your willingness to visit us regularly, like every 3-6 months.
We aren’t just saying that because we like the opportunity to catch up and see what’s going on in your life. That’s certainly part of it, but there is also serious business that must be attended to, in order to keep your health on track.
Why See The Dentist Twice A Year?
Whether you realize it or not, a regular teeth cleaning and oral exam allows us to closely monitor your oral health, checking for irregularities, cavities, tooth development, and other health concerns that may be unfolding.
When you don’t come around as often as you should, you are putting yourself at a higher risk for cavities and even more serious problems like tooth loss and periodontal disease.
By staying in-tune with what’s happening in your mouth and teeth every six months, we can tackle smaller problems before they develop into major (and costly) dental issues. That only makes sense, right?
Here’s How It Works
We promise to go easy on you, especially if you have stayed away for longer than you should have. While you are here, our team will examine your mouth for any noticeable changes in your teeth, gums, or oral cavity. Our dental hygienists will rigorously clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Remember, some of it can be removed only by an oral health professional.
After our dental hygienists clean your teeth, we apply polish to the surface of your teeth. The polish makes it more difficult for plaque and harmful bacteria to stick to your teeth. And it makes your mouth feel nice and fresh!
Over and above cleanings and exams, we also offer more aggressive preventative treatments like dental sealants and fluoride varnish (for kids). The sealants protect the biting surface of your teeth, especially teeth with tiny grooves and crevasses, while the varnish helps prevent the development of cavities. Who wouldn’t want that?
What’s more, we also offer thorough oral cancer screenings for our adult patients. Did you know that oral cancer kills more than 8,000 people every year? True story. This is sad since the disease is highly treatable if detected and treated early. Our oral cancer screenings take about two or three minutes, but the procedure could possibly save your life.
During the oral cancer screenings, your dentists at Oregon City Family Dentistry check for any irregularities in your mouth. Obviously, those who use tobacco and alcohol are at a higher risk of oral cancer, but about a quarter of the people diagnosed with oral cancer each year have no known risks-factors. That’s crazy, right?
Get Started Now!
If you’re looking for a family-friendly dentist who uses the latest dental technology to give you comprehensive care, call us today at 503-917-0523 or use our online form to schedule your first appointment.
We can’t wait to see you at Oregon City Family Dentistry!
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