Routine dental cleanings can prevent the development of advanced oral health concerns. Patients who visit the dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings enjoy healthier, cleaner, brighter smiles.
The health of your teeth and gums can affect the health of your entire body, and the quality of your life. Dunnellon, FL dentist office Perkins Dentistry offers comprehensive oral health exams and thorough dental cleanings for disease prevention and oral health maintenance.
Dr. Carter Perkins recommends visiting the dentist at least twice a year.
Why are dental cleanings so important?
Teeth cleanings can help to prevent oral diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease. Professional dental cleanings remove plaque, tartar, and disease-causing bacteria from hard-to-reach areas. Even patients who practice diligent at-home oral hygiene and brush and floss will benefit from thorough dental cleanings.
Regular professional dental cleanings should be considered part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Dr. Perkins and our dental care team encourage preventive dentistry to avoid the need for more advanced, and costly dental procedures.
In Between Teeth Cleanings
In between your visits to our Dunnellon dentist office, we recommend our patients adhere to a strict oral hygiene routine. At home, you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and flossing at least once a day can help keep your teeth clean in between professional cleanings.
Our staff will help patients learn practical techniques for brushing and flossing for improved oral health. Being diligent about taking care of your teeth will make your checkups and teeth cleanings easy.
Feels like home and family! We are very lucky to have such great, caring service!Teresa M.
My husband and I both go here. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. It's nice not having to stress because I have to go to the dentist! We're very happy we made the switch!Linda K.
Dr. Perkins is not only a wonderful dentist, he actually cares about his patients. He takes the patients needs into consideration as well as making certain that they're comfortable and goes into detail about their treatment. His staff are above average in making you feel welcome to his practice.Pat K.
Very impressed! Kudos, etc. I found you by a drive-by and dropped in. A very busy professional practice that considers the needs of it's patients as well as the value with/or without dental insurance. The honesty is refreshing and I look forward to a continued relationship with your practice.Beth B.
Dental Cleanings What to Expect
Our dental hygienists are compassionate, highly trained, and are passionate about helping our patients maintain their healthiest smiles. Your hygienist will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed. If you have any concerns about your dental cleaning, never hesitate to ask, we are always happy to answer your questions.
Using specialized tools and a gentle technique your hygienist will thoroughly and carefully clean all surfaces of the teeth. Dental cleanings are designed to remove harmful bacteria from the teeth and gums. Your dental hygienist can access regions of the teeth and gums that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush or floss. Patients who receive regular dental cleanings are less prone to developing gum disease.
Scaling and Root Planing
Early diagnosis and regular teeth cleanings are the keys to preventing and effectively treat gum disease. If it has been a while since you have visited the dentist, you may be diagnosed with gum disease and require scaling and root planing.
Scaling and root planing is an extensive and thorough tooth cleaning procedure. Dr. Carter will use special tools to scrape the gums, deep gum pockets, and teeth clean of bacteria. This non-surgical periodontal disease treatment is effective at eliminating bacteria-causing plaque and calculus.
The American Dental Association and Dr. Carter recommend that most patients get their teeth cleaned professionally at least twice a year. For patients with gum disease or otherwise compromised oral health, they may benefit from more frequent cleanings.
Our highly trained dental hygienists are experienced at providing gentle dental cleanings. Most of our patients experience little to no discomfort during their dental cleaning. You do not even need to numb your mouth for a dental cleaning.
Dental cleanings can greatly reduce the amount of plaque, tartar, and bacteria that is the root cause of bad breath. Most times, a thorough dental cleaning can alleviate halitosis symptoms. Keeping up with your dental appointments can ensure that you do not get halitosis.