Practicing good oral hygiene is the easiest way to ward off future problems and maintain your teeth’s health for years to come. Along with brushing and flossing at home on a regular basis, visiting Dr. Lee for routine cleanings and x-rays will contribute to an overall healthy and beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule your routine checkup.

Practicing good oral hygiene is key to not only making your pearly whites shine for years to come, but also maintaining your overall health. That’s right, simply keeping up good oral habits can help ward off a number of different diseases. Along with developing good habits at homes, visiting a dentist for professional cleanings and regular checkups ensures that hard-to-reach and built up bacteria is removed. If you’re looking for a dentist in the Phoenix metropolitan area for your oral hygiene needs, look no further than Friends and Family Dental.

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Regular Checkup

Scheduling a checkup and a professional dental cleaning about once every six months is one of the best ways to maintain good oral hygiene. During your checkup, you can expect us to take bitewing and periapical x-rays of your teeth. These x-rays are instrumental in showing early signs of tooth decay, bone loss, and any abscesses or cysts. Having these x-rays done on a regular basis is a great way to help prevent serious dental issues and achieve good oral hygiene.

Professional Dental Cleanings

As part of the routine checkup, we also thoroughly clean your teeth once every six months. Our cleaning process is quick, easy, and as painless as possible. We start off with a physical exam performed by one of our qualified dental hygienists. This is when we check for any signs of inflamed gums (gingivitis) and other potential concerns.

We then use a scaler to get rid of plaque and tartar around your gum line and between your teeth. This is one of the most important steps in the cleaning process as plaque and tartar are the worst culprits of gum disease and tooth decay. While brushing and flossing regularly can help with this step, a professional cleaning is recommended to prevent hard to reach build up.

After all the plaque and tartar is removed, we brush your teeth with a unique electric toothbrush and toothpaste that feels gritty. The particles in the toothpaste help scrub your teeth, giving them a deep cleaning and polishing to leave them smooth and shiny. Afterwards is a thorough flossing, which helps to remove any additional plaque and toothpaste from earlier steps.

Once your teeth are rinsed, shiny, and clean, Dr. Lee will come in for a final exam. He’ll look for any abnormalities in your x-rays, gum disease, teeth grinding issues, and assess the alignment of your teeth. He will also suggest any needed dental restorations, like bridges or fillings, and address concerns you may have about your teeth. After that, it’s up to you to keep up your oral hygiene until your next visit!


Professional Oral Hygiene Services in Phoenix

With nearly three decades of experience in dentistry, Friends and Family Dental is a choice you can feel confident about. Whether you simply need a routine cleaning, or something more intensive like periodontal therapy, we have the skills and confidence to ensure your smile is in good hands. If you need dental services, contact us today.