The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends dental visits at least twice per year.
Even though you routinely brush and floss your teeth, a regular visit to the dentist can help prevent dental issues in the future.
Our dentists will examine and evaluate the health of not just your teeth but the gums, tissue and bone. A professional examination can help discover problems that you can’t see or even feel. In addition to keeping a bright, confident smile on your face, studies have shown that maintaining excellent oral health can help reduce your risk of stroke, heart attack, rheumatoid arthritis, oral cancer, diabetes and more.
What is the Dentist Going to Do During Your Teeth Cleaning and Exam Visit?
At DiStefano Family Dentistry, our team consistently provides high-quality dental cleanings and thorough preventive exams.
We believe it is important for Glastonbury dental patients to be well educated and informed on their overall dental health and the range of options available for treatment. Your visit will begin with an assessment of your oral health and your dental health goals.
Our dentists and team of dental professionals will take X-rays of your teeth, and other necessary records to evaluate your tissue and bone using the latest in digital technology for convenience and precision.
During your examination, we will also:
- Evaluate your overall oral health
- Discuss oral hygiene practices and habits
- Check your bite and jaw for any issues
- Evaluate your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer
- Evaluate existing tooth restorations
- Take dental x-rays if necessary
Regular professional dental cleanings and exams are essential for maintaining a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.
With the link between oral health and overall body health we take time to evaluate the areas of your dental health that can have an impact to your wellness.
Expect to be asked assessment questions including, do you:
– grind your teeth
– experience jaw pain, clicking or popping
– have any dental concerns such as bad breath
– smoke or use tobacco products
– experience dry mouth
– experience bleeding gums
– or have migraines
What Type of Technology Will the Dentist Use to Ensure That I Maintain Good Dental Health?
Today modern technology makes dentistry more comfortable and convenient for the patient. Advances in the field of dentistry include the following:
- Digital X-rays, which project images on a computer screen and are comfortable for the patient, reduce exposure to radiation and provide rapid access to images for the dentist.
- Intraoral cameras, which are lightweight and fit inside the oral cavity easily, provide clear pictures and help to detect the early onset of gum disease and other potential problems.
- Air abrasion, which is a technique that uses blasts of air and aluminum oxide to treat dental caries, eliminates the need for a local anesthetic and dental drill, thus reducing the anxiety that comes with the fear of pain.
- Oral sedation is an option that is growing in popularity. No more IV sedation and with the use of an oral medication you will stay conscious during the procedure.
- Laser useis an effective treatment for removing dental decay, tumors, sores, and is optimal for people with tooth sensitivity, as well as use in other procedures for improving oral health.
- Computer assisted design and manufacture are optimal for dental restoration, such as veneers, bridges, and crowns, which look and feel like natural teeth.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Professional cleanings rid the teeth of harmful plaque and tartar build-up and ensure your home care is keeping your teeth and gums healthy. This is important for preventing tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health issues. Additionally, a professional cleaning by our hygienist can remove some surface stains caused by food and beverages. This can help keep your teeth looking whiter and brighter.
Contact us today to request an appointment for a dental exam and cleaning.