What to Expect at Your Next Dental Cleaning
Has it been a while since your last dental cleaning with your Lake Worth dentist? Or are you one of those patients who stay on schedule with routine dental appointments? The answer to that question might determine what you can expect at your next dental cleaning appointment.
Whether you are on regular preventive dental maintenance, or you have some catching up to do, our Palms Dental Care team will ensure that you have a comfortable experience and precisely the type of dental cleaning you need.
You Will Receive a Periodontal Exam
Our dentist or hygienist will measure the pockets between the teeth and gums, along with any bleeding points, to identify the presence of gum disease.
Periodontal pocketing indicates gum infections and provides a place for bacteria to reproduce, causing inflammation.
You Will Receive a Scale and Polish
Scaling is a scary word with a simple definition. It just means scraping the tartar from the teeth. Our hygiene department makes use of hand instruments and also an ultrasonic handpiece to eliminate tartar from the teeth both above and below the gumline.
You Will Receive Valuable Information
If you are consistently missing one area of your mouth when you brush and floss, if you could benefit from some products to improve the health of your teeth and gums, or if you have questions about changes to your oral health, our hygienists are a wealth of knowledge and passionate about sharing tips to keep you healthy.
We Take Routine X-Rays When Needed
We don’t believe in taking unnecessary x-rays and will make recommendations based on your current dental needs. We use digital dental x-rays, which are safe and accurate, to identify bone loss, decay, and changes in the bone levels.
We will go over our findings with you so that you can always make an informed choice for your smile.
If you need a dental cleaning and live in the Lake Worth area, contact Palms Dental Care to book your next dental exam and cleaning!