The Road to a Lifetime of Healthy, Beautiful, & Functional Smiles!
We believe health, beauty, form, and function go hand in hand. This is achieved through a combination of science, engineering and art. Smiles @ Fleetwood customizes your treatment options. We will thoroughly inform you of your options so that you can be confident in your ability to decide on how we can help enhance your dental health so you can look and feel younger and more confident.
Regular Dental Cleaning is recommended by our dentist or dental hygienist to remove plaque and tartar. Plaque may develop even with careful brushing and flossing. This is especially true in difficult areas such as the back teeth. Our professional dental cleanings may include scaling the enamel portion of the tooth and/or planing the root which addresses the debridement (removal) of accumulated calculus (tartar) built up on the tooth surfaces. Once all calculus deposits have been removed, the surfaces are polished to remove any remaining stain giving a smooth enamel surface which inhibits calculus from re-attaching.
- Most dentists recommend professional cleanings every six months for healthy kids and adults .
- More frequent cleanings and examination may be necessary if one has dental/oral disorders such as gum disease.
- However, everyone must have good home care to support the professional care we provide.
Oral Hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth clean. Good oral hygiene practices is considered to be the best means of prevention against cavities (decay), gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), periodontitis (severe infection of the gums and bone), as well as other dental disorders. It also helps to prevent bad breath (halitosis). Healthy teeth will have minimal or no plaque deposits. The results are fewer cavities.
- Healthy gums exhibit a light pink color and do not bleed when brushing/flossing. Healthy gums help to anchor the teeth firmly in the jaw bone.
- Here at Smiles @ Fleetwood, our team is dedicated to educating clients about the prevention of gum disease. By emphasizing prevention, our patients stand a far better chance of keeping their teeth and gums in optimum health for their entire lives.