General Checkups & Cleanings

General Checkups & Cleanings

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General Checkups & Cleanings


Our practice highly recommends that patients see a dentist at least twice a year for a check-up and cleaning. For the majority of patients who visit us, two visits per year is a workable schedule, but patients with gum disease may require more frequent visits. This would also include patients who have a predisposition or tendency to get cavities or plaque buildup.

When you come to our practice for your routine visit, you will receive a cleaning, tooth polishing, prevention and care instructions. Cleaning will involve removing any plaque buildup from around your teeth, which gathers over time, especially in places that are hard to brush or floss. If not physically removed by a dentist or dental hygienist, plaque can lead to cavities or disease. Regular removal of any build up is the only way to deal with plaque and prevent later problems. While daily brushing and flossing are necessary, they just aren’t enough.

Based on your examination, any needed x-rays and treatment recommendations will be given during your checkup as well. X-rays can help a dentist determine if there are any problem areas that need to be addressed and lets him see below the surface to anticipate issues.Your checkup is also the time to address any pain or problems you have been experiencing. Be honest with your dentist about issues with chewing, swallowing, sleeping, breathing, or other oral irregularities. The sooner these are addressed, the faster it can be taken care of.

It is very important to perform regular check-ups at least twice a year to allow your dentist to look for problems that you might not be able to see or feel yourself. These regular check-ups prevent such problems from becoming a larger issue down the line. Your doctor can also detect the beginnings of tooth decay and provide a treatment plan to resolve it before it is too late, or harder to deal with.

Remember that certain conditions such as stress or even illness can affect the health of your mouth and your overall well-being. In such cases, it might be recommended by your doctor to make more than two visits a year. Talk to your doctor and see what works best for your particular dental state of health.


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Dental Bridge


Do you have one or more missing teeth?
Then you may need to get dental bridges. Dental bridges are used to cover the gap that is created due to one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of two or more crowns for the teeth on both sides of the gap and a false tooth or teeth in between. The false teeth in dental bridges are made of either gold, porcelain, alloys or a mix of these materials. Bridges need real teeth or dental implants for support.

Do you have missing teeth that you want to cover?
Make an appointment at Smile Focus today! We pride ourselves in our excellent patient care and outstanding staff who prioritize your health. Missing teeth can cause a myriad of problems and can even cause your other teeth to become crooked. Getting a dental bridge will enable you to chew and speak properly, will prevent your other teeth from moving out of place and maintain the shape of your jaw and face while restoring your beautiful smile. Depending on your oral health and the number of teeth you are missing, your dentist may recommend traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, Maryland bonded bridges or implant supported bridges.

Deciding to get a dental bridge
During your first visit your dentist will remove the enamel of the teeth surrounding the gap to make room for crowns on these teeth. An impression of your teeth will be taken so crowns, the bridge and false teeth can be made in a lab. Your dentist will fit a temporary bridge to protect your teeth during visits. In the next visit, your dental bridge will be fitted and the dentist will check the fit and your bite. The fitting may take more than one visit and the dentist may cement it in place if it is a permanent bridge.


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