Teeth Cleanings in Beverly Hills, MI
The Benefits of Professional Cleaning
Brushing and flossing your teeth every day is an important step in preventing oral disease. But it’s easy to miss spots, which can develop into cavities. Professional teeth cleanings are a form of prophylaxis, or a preventive treatment to keep your smile healthy.
Some of the benefits of teeth cleaning include:
- Plaque removal
- A healthier-looking smile
- Fresher breath
- Disease prevention
When you come in for your cleaning, we’ll also take x-rays and Dr. Winter will examine your teeth to ensure they’re healthy. Regular dental examinations can help to detect issues early on for easier treatment.
Oral Cancer Screening
One of the things Dr. Winter may check for during your examination is oral cancer. Oral cancer is a serious, potentially deadly disease that manifests in the mouth. If it’s caught early on, it’ll be easier to treat and could save your life.
The screening itself is quick and noninvasive, consisting of a quick physical and visual scan of the inside of your mouth.
Deep Cleanings: Gum Treatment
When decay penetrates below your gum line, the result is periodontal disease. This infection of the gums can lead to bleeding, loose teeth, and eventually, tooth loss. Fortunately, gum disease treatment is easy and can help your gums to heal.
Treatments for Dental Decay
Developing cavities is a common part of life — 92% of adults have had cavities in their permanent teeth. That doesn’t mean they can go ignored, though. Cavity treatment, especially for small cavities, is simple and usually requires only a filling.
But if you let the cavity develop further, it can penetrate through all layers of your tooth until it reaches the pulp chamber. This innermost area of the tooth houses a sensitive collection of nerves and blood vessels that becomes severely painful when infected.
In this case, root canal therapy may be the only option to save your tooth and relieve your pain. Without root canal therapy, your tooth will likely have to be extracted for the sake of your health.
How often should I get a dental cleaning?
We recommend getting your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year, or every six months. If you’re at a higher risk of oral disease, Dr. Winter may suggest teeth cleanings more often.
Do you take insurance?
Yes, we take many insurance plans. If you’re wondering whether we accept your dental insurance, call us at 282-642-3800 so we can help.
Do you offer payment plans?
We work with third-party financing companies to provide you with more options to pay for your dental procedures. Learn more about our financial policies.
Protect Your Teeth
You only get one set of adult teeth, and no replacement is as good as them. Preventing your teeth from being ravaged by oral disease helps your smile to remain naturally beautiful and keeps you from needing more invasive treatment.
To learn more, call our office at 282-642-3800 or fill out the online contact form available on this page. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and address any concerns.