A teeth cleaning performed by one of our highly trained and experienced dental hygienists will play an important role in keeping your natural smile as healthy as possible- for as long as possible. You will leave our Virginia Beach dentist office with a fresh, clean smile that will support your overall oral health between visits.
Virginia Beach dentist Dr. Cappy Sinclair recommends that all patients come in for a teeth cleaning and professional exam at least twice a year. These visits are important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums and they provide the opportunity for us to spot dental concerns in the early stages. Early detection can mean early, conservative treatment and a reduced risk of permanent damage or chronic disease.
The Importance of Routine Dental Care
A dental cleaning is generally a painless procedure. Your hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gum line with the use of a high powered tooth brush and fluoride toothpaste. We will also look for any signs of decay or gum disease during the cleaning process. If you have concerns or there are lifestyle habits that affect your oral health, discuss them with us so we can offer personalized oral hygiene advice that will help you keep your smile healthy for the long run. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
- Removal of calculus (tartar)
- Removal of plaque
- Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Teeth Cleanings Prevent Gum Disease
The best way to prevent gum disease is with good oral health routines, regular visits to our Virginia Beach dentist office and a healthy diet. Removing plaque before it hardens into tartar can prevent gum irritation and gum disease.
During routine dental visits, our dentists carefully screen for signs and symptoms of gum disease. When caught early, gum disease is easily treatable and even reversible. It is important to treat gum disease in its early stages to prevent progression to periodontitis, which is more difficult to treat.
Teeth Cleaning for Children
Dr. Sinclair offers dentistry for children at his Virginia Beach dentist office. He sees children as young as age 4 and young adults to help them establish a solid foundation for long term oral health. Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry offers comprehensive preventive dental care, including professional dental cleanings with a registered dental hygienist for entire families including children.
One of the biggest challenges in children’s dentistry is preventing tooth decay. When you bring your child in twice a year for a dental checkup and cleaning, this provides our office the opportunity to spot decay in the early stages. The most conservative treatment options are available when diseases such as gum disease, are detected in the early stages.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are searching for a dentist in Norfolk, Chesapeake, or Virginia Beach, schedule an appointment with Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry today. Whether you need a family dentist or you suffer from complex dental issues, Dr. Sinclair offers a treatment that can help you. Contact Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry at (757) 453-7657, or use our online request form.