Hillstead Dental provides comfortable and professional cleanings and exams. Our staff is prepared to help our patients feel at home with gentle hands and warm personalities.
What is a Teeth Cleaning?
Teeth cleanings are essential for keeping a healthy mouth, face, and jaw. In a cleaning, the buildup of plaque and tartar is removed from the teeth. It is normal to have a buildup of plaque and tartar, but it is also important to remove this buildup to prevent gum disease.
At a teeth cleaning a hygienist may also floss your teeth and provide a fluoride treatment.
How Often Should I Get a Cleaning?
To ensure a healthy smile, make it a routine to visit the dentist for a teeth cleaning every 6 months! While brushing a flossing at home is a fundamental part of oral health, a deep teeth cleaning performed by a hygienist at a local dentist office will provide even further preventative care.
What is a Dental Exam?
Oftentimes a dental exam is performed after a hygienist has completed a teeth cleaning. During a dental exam, the dentist will take X-rays of your teeth and manually check the teeth that may have cavities or decay. The dental exam provides both you and your dentist the knowledge of how your teeth are doing and if there is any further work that needs to be completed.
Other Dental Services
Hillstead Dental provides many services to ensure oral health. A list of these services is below:
- Bridges, Partials, and Dentures
- Implant Restorations
- Non-metal Crowns
- Non-metal White Fillings
- Sleep Apnea Help
- Local Teeth Whitening
- TMJ-splints or Night Guards