While brushing and flossing your teeth is very important to your dental health, it is also imperative that you visit your dentist regularly. Dr. Guarnieri and our team recommend that you and your child come in for a professional dental cleaning in Longwood, Florida, at least once every six months. These appointments allow our hygienist to thoroughly clean your teeth and for our dentist to examine your gums and teeth for any issues or potential issues. In this way, dental issues can be treated while they are still minor. Other dental problems can be avoided altogether.
When you visit our office your appointment will begin with a thorough cleaning, or prophylaxis. Our hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from all surfaces of the teeth. Your teeth will also be polished. Dental fluoride may be applied to the teeth to strengthen the enamel against decay.
Your teeth and gums will then be examined for signs of decay, inflammation, or other dental issues. Dental X-rays may be taken to get a closer look at the teeth and the surrounding bone. An oral cancer exam will also be performed. This is important so that any cancerous tissues can be detected early, when they are easier to treat. Our dentist may also review and update your dental health history.
Our dentist will discuss any detected issues with you. A treatment plan will be suggested and explained. Of course, you have the final say about your oral health. Sometimes, our dentist or hygienist will educate you or your child about proper tooth brushing and flossing.
For more information and to schedule your next dental appointment, we encourage you to contact our office today. Our dentist and team look forward to serving you and your smile!