Preventative Dental Cleanings in Somerset, KY
Even if you brush and floss on a regular schedule, your toothbrush and floss cannot reach every area. That is why regular professional dental cleanings are one of the best ways to prevent decay and gum disease. Our hygienists are thorough and precise with all of our patients. They received advanced training using specialized techniques and do an exceptional job of helping you achieve and maintain optimum oral health.
Customized Professional Dental Cleanings
At Southern Dental Group, we design our teeth cleanings around your health needs. If you are diligent with your home care and maintain regular appointments, you may only need to come to our office every six months for a check-up and dental cleaning.
At each professional dental cleaning appointment, our hygienists will remove the plaque and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth and from all surfaces of your teeth using appropriate instruments. They will polish your teeth so that you have a smooth, clean, fresh start each time you walk out our doors.
Our hygienists are happy to share information about how to maintain your dental health between appointments and show you techniques that are personalized to improve oral health. We can even set up your next appointment in advance, so you get the time that works best for you.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatments
If you have not been to the dentist in awhile or if you struggle with gum disease, we can help! At our office, Dr. Michael Pope and our entire team work together to restore your health. Periodontal disease is a serious condition that researchers have linked to other systemic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses.
Gum disease is an accumulation of bacteria filled plaque and tarter that has adhered to teeth and root surfaces. The bacteria cause infection that can destroy the gums and bone. Gum disease is painless in most cases and some symptoms may include, but are not limited to bleeding gums, swollen gums, sore gums, gum recession, tooth mobility or persistent bad breath. Treating this serious condition as quickly as possible can allow you to maintain your teeth and even save your life.
Our hygienists will work with you to eliminate any infection and restore your health by carefully removing bacteria from above and below your gum line so that healing can occur.
Other Preventative Treatments
Some people are more prone to getting cavities than others. Whether it’s diet, home care routines, or genetics, many of our patients choose to have preventative treatments such as fluoride or sealants to protect their teeth from decay.
While most cities add fluoride to their drinking water, sometimes the levels are inadequate to prevent tooth decay. Additional fluoride treatments can help. They also help to cut down on tooth sensitivity, as well!
Dental sealants are clear protective barriers we apply to the chewing surfaces of your teeth. This prevents food particles and bacteria collecting in the deep grooves of your teeth. Sealants are affordable and can last up to five years.
Your best defense against effective decay and gum disease is having a regular home care routine that includes brushing at least twice a day and flossing each day. When you combine these techniques with our professional support, you can avoid extra trips to the dentist!
Call Us to Schedule Your Next Preventative Exam
Call our dental office to make your next appointment for yourself or your entire family.