Good oral health can be sustained with good dental hygiene practices. It may be surprising to know that patients walk in without knowing how to take proper care of their teeth and gums. Proper care of your oral health is very crucial as ignoring it could affect your gums and teeth and the rest of your body and organs as well. At-home oral care is not sufficient to maintain a healthy oral cavity as there are areas in your mouth that are hard to reach for your toothbrush and floss.
At our office, Blossom Dental Wellness, in the Sacramento area, California, we regularly perform comprehensive dental cleanings and exams as an integral part of keeping your smile and body healthy. Dr. Novan Nguyen and the team will help ensure that your teeth and gums are in good physical shape and detect and address any issues with your smile while they are minor and easier to treat.
What Is Included in Dental Exams?
Dr. Novan Nguyen will perform a comprehensive dental exam during your routine dental visit. Dental exams will include the following:
Dental X-Rays: They are vital for detecting decay, cysts, tumors, and bone loss. X-rays also help identify tooth and root positions.
Gum disease evaluation: We will thoroughly check the gums and bones around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
Inspection for tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be carefully checked for decay with special dental tools.
Oral cancer screening: A detailed assessment of the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums is conducted to look for any signs of oral cancer.
Examination of existing restorations: Check the current condition of restorations such as fillings, crowns, etc.
What Is Included in Professional Dental Cleaning?
Professional dental cleanings are routinely carried out at our dental office by our experienced staff. During your dental cleaning appointment, the following could be performed:
Removal of tartar (calculus): Tartar is hardened plaque accumulated on the tooth for over a period and is now solidly attached to the tooth surface. The tartar develops above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental tools.
Removal of plaque: Plaque is a nearly invisible but sticky film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of active bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins that erode the enamel and inflame the gums. This inflammation is the beginning stage of gum disease.
Teeth polishing: The stains and plaque are extracted that otherwise cannot be removed during regular tooth brushing and flossing.
If you want more information on routine exams and cleanings, call Blossom Dental Wellness in Sacramento, California, at 916-422-3991to or schedule an appointment with Dr. Novan Nguyen.