Making a Healthy Smile at Sugarloaf Signature Dentistry
A healthy smile requires a lifetime of effort. Our job is to support you in all of your oral health goals, and this starts with routine visits to our office for regular cleanings. When you visit our office, you’ll experience a non-judgemental, relaxing environment with our hygienists and dentists dedicated to your long-term well-being.
We focus on patient-centric outcomes where your oral health is our top priority. Every routine visit is designed around your unique needs. Call our team now to schedule your next checkup!
The small things in life have a big impact, and it’s no different with routine cleanings. Regular dental cleanings are a foundation for having healthy teeth that are free of decay and cavities. The purpose of your routine cleaning is to have your teeth professionally cleaned, polished, examined, and assessed by our team who is committed to providing you with a top-notch smile.
How often should you come in for a dental cleaning?
We encourage our patients to visit our office once every six months for a routine dental cleaning. This enables us to see how your oral health has progressed since the time of your last visit. Besides regular brushing and flossing, a regular visit to our office is the best step that you can take for your smile; it sets you up for long-term success and helps you avoid future cavities and dental restorations.
If you have not visited the dentist in the last 6 months, give our office a call and schedule a visit!
What can you expect at your dental cleaning appointment?
When you visit our office for your cleaning appointment, you will have the pleasure of meeting one of our friendly licensed registered dental hygienists. Their job is to make your smile look great, feel great, and remain healthy. Here’s what you can expect:
X-rays: If necessary, we will take x-rays of your smile. X-rays allow us to identify cavities, determine the state of your restorations, and assess the overall condition of your smile.
Cleaning and Polishing: Your dental hygienist will gently clean your teeth and remove any tartar that has accrued since your last visit. We will polish and professionally floss your teeth. This step is essential to eliminate plaque that has built up around your gum line.
Dental Exam: When we are finished, your dentist will examine your teeth to check for signs of tooth decay, broken restorations, inflammation, or infection.
Oral Health History: Your dentist will ask you questions about your oral health habits to gain a better picture of the steps that you are taking to maintain your oral health. These questions aren’t meant to judge your efforts; we only want to ensure that we are doing our best to keep you healthy and provide you with an optimal smile.
Restoration Check: Your dentist will examine any existing restorations to determine their condition. The purpose of this is to make sure that your smile is in good shape. If we determine that additional work is needed, we will put together a personalized care plan and schedule you for a follow-up appointment.
Patient Education: We will provide additional education and steps that you can take to properly care for your smile at home. This might include showing you proper techniques for brushing or flossing, or a fluoride treatment that you can use to fortify your teeth.
Q&A: You will have the opportunity to ask questions about dental hygiene and address any concerns that you have. Make sure to tell us if you have experienced any mouth pain or tooth sensitivity so that we can pinpoint any areas that need extra care.
By the time you leave our office, your smile will feel refreshed and you will have a better understanding of the overall state of your oral health. Our receptionist will schedule your next cleaning visit six months out so you don’t have to worry about setting time aside in the future to keep your teeth healthy.
Call Us Now for a Clean and Healthy Smile Today!
Proper oral hygiene begins with small steps like giving our office a call. We have helped patients of all different backgrounds achieve a healthy smile that they love. Our team at Sugarloaf Signature Dentistry will treat you with compassion and provide you with an amazing cleaning, regardless of the current state of your teeth. Schedule your cleaning appointment today at our lovely Suwanee office!