Professional dental cleanings should be a regular part of your oral hygiene routine. A teeth cleaning at our Chesapeake, VA area dentist office should be performed at least twice a year as a preventive measure. A teeth cleaning can help prevent the development of tooth decay, tooth loss, and periodontal disease. Teeth cleanings contribute to protecting the longevity of the teeth and gums. Maintaining your natural smile helps support a stable bite and prevents the need for more complex dental procedures.
At home, brushing and flossing at least twice a day can help keep your teeth clean in between professional cleanings. Our staff can help patients of all ages learn practical techniques for brushing and flossing for improved oral health.
What to Expect
Our highly trained and experienced dental hygienists at Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry near Chesapeake, VA will perform a very thorough dental cleaning. Our hygienist will help you feel relaxed and calm before treatment and will answer any questions you may have. We allow time to talk about any concerns or anxiety you may be feeling.
Using specialized dental tools, and a gentle technique, the hygienist will thoroughly clean all surfaces of the teeth and gums. Professional dental cleanings help to eliminate disease-causing bacteria. Patients who receive bi-annual dental cleanings enjoy cleaner, whiter, healthier smiles. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during their cleaning and enjoy a fresh, clean feeling after treatment.
Why are Dental Cleanings Important?
Routine examinations and teeth cleanings allow Dr. Cappy Sinclair to identify problems early and begin treatments before it gets worse. Dr. Sinclair will screen for cavities, gum disease, TMJ disorders and oral cancer at your dental cleaning in his Chesapeake, VA office. If problems are detected, Dr. Sinclair may complete additional diagnostic imaging or tests to devise a treatment plan.
If you show signs or symptoms of gum disease, we may perform scaling and root planning procedures to remove plaque and tartar from deep pockets in the gum. This type of intensive teeth cleaning can help to prevent gum disease from progressing and allow the damaged tissue to repair itself. If you require a more intensive gum disease treatment, Dr. Sinclair offers laser dentistry. The Waterlase dental laser enables Dr. Sinclair to treat and repair damaged or diseased gum tissue that may have previously required oral surgery.
If a cavity is found, there are a number of treatments Dr. Sinclair can perform. Depending on the extent of the tooth decay, treatment may be as simple as a dental filling. In some cases, a root canal may be needed.
Dr. Cappy Sinclair offers children’s dentistry services in his Chesapeake, VA area dentist office. He sees children starting at age 4 and young adults to help them establish a solid foundation for long term oral health. Our focus is on preventive dental care and early detection of dental diseases.