The Importance of Hygiene Visits (Teeth Cleaning)
We want you to have the brightest smile and the healthiest teeth. One of the most important reasons to visit a dentist is to keep your teeth clean and identify any emergency dental problems you may be experiencing. Having your teeth professionally cleaned can identify dental problems that you may not be aware of. Plaque and tartar can form even with meticulous brushing. When tartar collects below the gumline, gum infection can result and can lead to tooth loss or gum disease.
Research also has proven a link between the advanced stages of gum disease and serious health problems. Diabetes, stroke, and heart disease are just a few of the risks. We recommend regular cleanings by our hygienist to help you keep overall good dental health. Click here to learn more and schedule an appointment for a teeth cleaning.
Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!
We understand that children may not brush as well as they should. And even thorough brushing may not clean all the deep grooves or contours of teeth. Once plaque from the accumulation of bacteria sets in, decay will develop. Even the smallest amount of decay will need a filling restoration. Let us introduce to you a way to keep this from happening. With an application of a dental sealant to each tooth, the chances of decay are greatly reduced.
Here’s how the sealants are applied:
After all the teeth are cleaned and sterilized, a thin coating of a transparent varnish is applied to all exposed areas of each tooth. A curing light is used to bond the sealant to the teeth.
This entire procedure takes just minutes, and no shots or drills are needed. The whole tooth structure remains intact and it is harmless, yet very effective in helping children and adolescents keep their natural teeth for a lifetime!
Savannah Dental Solutions
Drs. Chad and Alexandra Schnabel
9A Medical Arts Center
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 354-1366