Dental Cleanings in Cedar Park, TX
Regular dental exams and teeth cleanings are essential to your oral health, which in turn is also vital to your overall health. Regular exams also ensure that any potential or developing issues are spotted early on while treatment is most effective and least costly. At Blooming Dental, we believe that preventive dentistry is the key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.
The American Dental Association recommends a visit to the dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and exam. During each visit, our highly professional dental hygienist will remove hardened plaque and tartar from your teeth that cannot be removed with brushing or flossing alone. If needed, our team will take updated x-rays. The dentist will review your x-rays and examine your mouth, jaw, and throat for signs of gum disease, inflammation, and other dental issues like oral cancer. Regular exams help ensure you don’t have a dental emergency later.
Cavity Treatment & Prevention
While cavities can cause pain and sensitivity when eating, drinking, or talking, they can be treated as long as they are caught early. Our team can help treat different levels of tooth decay and cavities with a variety of techniques, including resin fillings or crowns in more severe cases. Our dental hygienists are passionate about educating patients on the best ways to brush and floss to prevent cavities from forming or progressing. Please know that cavities are normal, and we will help you by treating your existing cavities and giving you resources for prevention.
In most cases, a cavity is treated with a filling. This is the easiest and fastest way to correct the issues. During this procedure, we’ll numb the area surrounding the tooth, remove the decayed portion, and “fill” it. For bigger cavities, we may recommend a different treatment.
Oral Cancer Screenings
During your 6-month visit, our dentist will give you an option for oral cancer screening – a quick exam where the dentist will look inside your mouth and throat and examine your neck for any signs of disease. We highly recommend this exam as it allows the dentist to get a baseline of your overall dental health and diagnose any issues before they become serious, allowing patients to seek treatment and have successful recoveries.