Benjamin Franklin’s axiom that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is true in dentistry. Regular cleanings and exams are essential to maintaining oral health. The type of cleaning you need depends on the status of your health. Over time, plaque (bacteria) and calculus/tartar (mineralized bacteria) accumulate and need to be removed by dental professionals.
Did you know? Dental cavities, or caries, in its initial state is reversible and your body can heal small cavities. At Serenity Smiles, we utilize digital radiographs, thorough record taking, and regular exams to prevent disease and correct problems before they cause any pain or discomfort. Regular cleanings and exams can identify high risk areas and caries risk reduction can help those areas to heal reducing the need for restorations.
We are proud to be one of only 30% of family dentists who diagnose and treat periodontal disease (for more information on gum disease click here).
At Serenity Smiles, regular cleanings are essential part of our treatment to maintain your beautiful healthy smile. Call today to schedule.