Visiting a dentist regularly can do wonderful things for your smile! We are proud to offer professional cleaning and prevention services to fend off plaque buildup and cavities. The result will leave you with a happy and healthy smile for years to come.
Why Is Preventive Care Important?
At Brighten Dental, we focus on preventing oral issues before they begin. This type of care is important because it protects you from the harmful effects of dental problems, like tooth loss from gum disease. During your preventive dental care appointment, our friendly dentist will perform a checkup to see if your mouth looks healthy, capture an X-ray to look for problems in your teeth and provide a professional cleaning to freshen your mouth.
Most importantly, Dr. Chrislyn Fite and her educated hygienists will assess your cavity risk. With this risk assessment, many oral hygiene practices can be implemented, such as rinsing with water after a coffee to reduce your overall cavity risk. It is important to talk to your dentist about ways you can improve your oral hygiene practices, which in turn will improve your overall health.
What Happens During a Professional Dental Cleaning?
During a dental cleaning, your hygienist will use an electric toothbrush and a gritty toothpaste to clean your teeth. This will provide a deeper clean than your regular toothbrush. Before that, they will use special dental tools to check for cavities and remove plaque on the gum line. Once the plaque is removed and your teeth are clean, we will finish with a professional flossing and mouth rinse.
Caring for Your Teeth and Mouth at Home
Having beautiful teeth does not stop at the dentist’s office! There is a lot you should be doing at home to keep your mouth healthy. Below are some of the ways you can care for your teeth and mouth between routine dental visits.
- Eat a balanced diet
- Brush and floss daily
- Protect your teeth with a mouthguard
- Consider wearing dental sealants
Schedule a Cleaning and Prevention Treatment in Bowling Green, KY, Today!
You are never too old to start protecting your teeth and gums from the effects of dental diseases! At Brighten Dental, we are dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy and bright smile for a long time. Please contact our office today at 270-770-0250 to schedule your dental cleaning and preventive services in Bowling Green, Kentucky.