Village Green Dental Exams and Cleanings
Brushing and flossing every day is important, but it is only part of a good oral health care routine. Visiting Village Green Dental twice a year will help ensure your oral health routine is healthy and successful. A professional exam and cleaning are two of the most basic yet important preventative treatments we will provide to you. If problems with your teeth and gums are left unchecked, it could lead to extensive and expensive treatments later on.
During your visit, you will receive a comprehensive and gentle cleaning from our hygienist to keep your teeth healthy and strong. The purpose of a teeth cleaning is to remove the harmful build-up of plaque and stains that may prevent a healthy smile. For most people, two visits per year are sufficient. However, if you have special problems or are at high risk for conditions such as periodontal disease, our dentist may recommend that you come in as frequently as every three months. During the cleaning, you can expect the hygienist to:
- Remove the built-up tarter (dental calculus) from your teeth
- Remove plaque
- Polish your teeth to help remove light surface stains and prevent plaque from easily reattaching
- Floss your teeth
- Instruct you on proper brushing and flossing techniques
Dr. Jason A. Monroe, DDS, and his staff will assess your overall health and oral hygiene during your examination. The exam also includes the following:
- Checking your risk for tooth decay and gum or bone disease, including looking for loose or broken teeth
- Evaluating your existing tooth restorations (fillings, crowns, dentures, implants, or bridges)
- Oral cancer assessment by checking the face, lips, neck, tongue, throat, and gums for any signs of problems
- Checking the contact between your teeth, bite, and jaw
- Using diagnostic X-rays if necessary to detect problems under the surface including decay, tumors, cysts, impacted wisdom teeth, and possible bone loss
Our dentist can spot problems you cannot see and the earlier they are detected, the easier they are to treat. Gum disease can have a devastating effect on your mouth causing loose teeth and bone loss. There may also be other systemic effects from the disease, which can affect your entire health.
Your teeth are meant to last you a lifetime, and having regular examinations and cleanings can help make that happen. Call our office in Aurora to make an appointment for the preventative maintenance that you need to keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright.