One of the most basic yet essential services we offer is a dental cleaning. Routine dental cleanings are very important to keeping your smile in good health. We encourage you to visit Dr. Laurin Cardwell and our team for a teeth cleaning in Sylva, North Carolina, at least once every six months. During your cleaning, our dentist and dental hygienists will:
- Remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from the teeth. When allowed to accumulate, these substances can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease. While regular flossing and brushing help to remove plaque, our professional cleaning helps to remove plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas you might have missed.
- Floss and polish your teeth. This helps to further eliminate plaque, remove surface stains, and give your smile a bright, healthy appearance.
- Examine your smile, checking for signs of dental problems like tooth decay and periodontal disease. We may use digital X-rays as well to further assess your dental health. If any damaging conditions are detected, our dentist will recommend the treatment you need to improve your oral health.
- Provide a professional fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps to keep the tooth enamel strong and protect the teeth from decay.
We welcome you to contact us today at Cardwell Family Dentistry to learn more and to schedule your next dental cleaning.