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When itβs time for your next dental appointment, be sure to call Smile Center. Our experienced dentist provides the highest quality of general dentistry with a caring touch. We will treat you and your family with the courtesy, compassion, and honesty you deserve.
The American Dental Association recommends that you get your teeth cleaned twice a year or every six months. This is because rigorous brushing and flossing cannot completely remove the hard plaque that can accumulate on your teeth as a result of food consumption. If this plaque is left on our teeth, then further tooth breakdown and decay can occur. This can cause damage to the enamel of the tooth leading to filling, crowns, or ultimately, tooth removal/extraction. That is why it is important to get your teeth taken care of by a dental professional.β
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is the case with teeth cleaning appointments as well as brushing and flossing. These daily dental interventions will keep your teeth healthy for years to come. That way, you will not have to undergo extensive dental therapy in order to get your smile right.β
Teeth cleaning is typically done by dental hygienists. These are specialized dental professionals that are certified in cleaning teeth. They can remove hard plaque and perfect your teeth using their dental box of tools.
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We will strive to provide the highest quality dentistry with a gentle and caring touch. We will treat our patients with courtesy, compassion and honesty and work hard to earn your loyalty.
Hard plaque can be left on your teeth as a result of food consumption and bacterial build-up. The bacteria can make dental byproducts that will eat away at the surface of your teeth causing decay, and breakdown. That is why you should go to your dental hygienist and get your therapy done at least every six months.
βThe hygienist will use her tools to remove the hard plaque from the surface of your tooth. This process usually takes about an hour. The hygienist will clean around your gums as well as take care of the surfaces of your teeth. All the while, the hygienist will inspect the mouth for signs of cancer, gum disease, and other mouth issues.
βThe hygienist can then use fluoride to protect your teeth from bacteria and chemical breakdown if you are a child.
βThe Hygienist will also polish your teeth so that they have the perfect shine to them once the cleaning is done. The tooth polishing solution aims at making your teeth sparkle and shine once the teeth cleaning appointment is done.
Your dentist will then come into the room to give his expert opinion about the teeth in your mouth. He will examine each tooth and test the surfaces of the teeth in your mouth to make sure there are no cavities.
βThe dentist and the hygienist will then take X-rays of your mouth in order to look at any issues with the bone structure of your teeth and jaw, as well as to inspect new teeth coming in. The dentist will then look for tooth decay in your mouth by examining the various outlines of the outer lining of the tooth surface known as the enamel. Once you are examined, the dentist will let you know if you need further treatment.
Yes, our office accepts most major dental insurance plans. We also offer in-house payment plans and financing options through CareCredit and iCare Financial.