Regular tooth cleaning and xrays provide preventative maintenance and tooth care for good dental health.
One visit every six months is generally recommended for oral care and cosmetic maintenance.
Introduction to General Dentistry
We are committed to offering customers of all ages thorough dental care. Our group of skilled dentists provides a comprehensive range of services to assist you in achieving and maintaining excellent oral health.
We aim to create a relaxing and friendly environment for all of our patients since we recognize that going to the dentist can be stressful for some people. In our opinion, establishing a solid patient-dentist relationship is essential to getting good dental results.
We are available to take care of all of your dental requirements, from regular examinations and cleanings to more difficult procedures. We can provide top-notch care in a secure and effective manner thanks to our cutting-edge facilities and cutting-edge technologies.
At ‘Artistic & Family Dental’ we offer a full range of professional dental services to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Our services include the following :
Oral Health Tips
The following general oral health advice can assist you in maintaining strong teeth and gums:
Employ a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush to brush your teeth at least twice a day for a minimum of two minutes each time. Plaque, germs, and food crumbs are removed from your teeth and gums by brushing.
Use floss every day to help remove food debris and plaque from hard-to-reach places including in between your teeth and along the gum line.
Use mouthwash to destroy bacteria and freshen your breath. Fluoride mouthwash is best for this. Use mouthwash as soon as possible after brushing and flossing.
Reduce your intake of sugary and acidic foods and beverages: These items raise your risk of teeth erosion and decay. Try to consume these meals and beverages in moderation and substitute water, milk, and unsweetened tea.
Go to the dentist frequently: Frequent dental cleanings and examinations can help identify and stop oral issues before they worsen. Also, your dentist can give you individualized guidance on how to preserve your dental health.
Keep in mind that maintaining your entire health and wellbeing depends on caring for your teeth and gums. You may help maintain your smile healthy and radiant for years to come by adhering to these straightforward suggestions.
Maintenance/Oral Care FAQs
Why do I need to have my teeth cleaned and how often?
There is more happening than just “cleaning your teeth” at an advanced dental office. The primary aspect of the visit is to remove tarter and calculus (hardened prolonged buildup) from around the teeth and under the gum where floss and a tooth brush do not reach. The hygienist will measure the depth of the “pocket,” or space, between the tooth and gum. These measurements should be taken at least once a year. Up to three millimeters is considered healthy, as this is the barrier between the exposed part of your tooth and the inner workings of your body. Three millimeters is also the maximum depth that floss will reach. When people don’t floss as often as necessary, dental cleaning visits are even more important. A visit every six months is recommended for people in good oral health who floss and take good care of their teeth and gums. For some people, more frequent visits may be necessary as recommended by the hygienist.
What is the cosmetic maintenance required for my Veneers?
You should be able to stay on regular dental cleaning visits. Cosmetic restorations do not stain and they are unlikely to have any buildup over time. But the natural tooth adjacent to the restoration and the area under the gum needs the regular attention of a skilled hygienist. With good personal and professional care, cosmetic restorations can last a lifetime.
How frequently should I go to the dentist?
A standard checkup and cleaning at the dentist should be done every six months. But, depending on your demands for dental health, the frequency of your appointments may change.
What is a cavity?
A cavity is a little hole in a tooth that results from dental decay. A cavity might cause more significant dental issues if it is not treated.
What indications of gum disease are there?
Gum disease symptoms include foul breath, loose teeth, and red, swollen, or bleeding gums.
Does bleaching your teeth harm them?
When done correctly, teeth whitening is generally risk-free and does not harm teeth. However, excessive use of whitening solutions might result in tooth sensitivity and degradation of the enamel.
Why choose Artistic & Family Dental for cosmetic maintenance?
Once a guest in our practice receives the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, they may return for follow-up care because of our attention to detail and our expertise with leading-edge materials and cosmetic dental techniques.
Are X-Rays really necessary?
X rays are necessary to detect decay between teeth and areas not visible to the naked eye. Since gum and bone problems happen slowly over time, they are often not felt or detected from the surface. X rays are also necessary for detecting bone loss and infections at root surfaces. Many people are understandably concerned about excessive radiation.
Do cavity fillings need to be obvious?
New advances in tooth-colored porcelain and composite materials not only allow fillings to go unnoticed, but in many cases are stronger and more wear-resistant than amalgam (silver fillings).
Why is flossing so crucial?
Plaque and food fragments between your teeth and along the gum line are difficult for your toothbrush to remove. This can guard against foul breath, gum disease, and tooth decay.
How can I avoid getting cavities?
By maintaining good oral hygiene, avoiding sugary and acidic foods and beverages, and scheduling routine check ups and cleanings with your dentist, you can prevent cavities.
What is a root canal?
A dental operation called a root canal is used to treat a tooth that is infected or damaged. The pulp inside the tooth is removed during the process, and the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
What should I do in the event of a dental emergency?
Get in touch with your dentist right away if you experience a dental emergency like a fractured tooth or excruciating pain. For the treatment of immediate dental issues, several dentist practices provide emergency services.
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University, exceptional skills at extractions, implants and restorative procedures.
Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) from Virginia Commonwealth University, attended a General Practice Residency at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Hospital, gained advanced knowledge and skills with prosthodontics & periodontics, During the first year of the COVID pandemic, she remained in the hospital and had the honor of performing emergency treatment such as root canals and extractions for the veterans.
Has over 20 years experience as a dental hygenist, associate of applied science in dental hygiene.
J.J graduated from CCD in 2007, over 15 years working with Artistic and Family Dental, excels in scaling and root planing, laser assisted periodontal therapy, and periodontal procedures and maintenance.
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