Cleaning / Examination
A Complete dental exam and cleaning are suggested twice-yearly for children and adults of all ages. During your initial dental examination at A.E. Family Dental Care you will get a thorough examination for your teeth and gums. Our doctors will inspect every tooth looking for cavities, plaque, or damage with a small dental pick and a mirror. Looking at your gums will tell us if any gum disease exists or needs care.
After the examination is complete. One of our Doctors will perform a complete cleaning. Professional cleanings are encouraged twice a year to prevent cavities and quickly find and establish a treatment for any oral health conditions. A professional cleaning is secondary to the oral hygiene you maintain at home.
Routine Dental Checkups
Daily brushing and flossing will keep dental calculus to a minimum, but professional cleaning will remove calculus in places your toothbrush and floss have missed. Your visit to our office is an important part of your program to prevent gum disease and keep your teeth for your lifetime.
More adults loose their teeth due to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life by periodontal diseases. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.
Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, Which sticks to your teeth at the gumline. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.
Why is Oral Hygiene so Important?