Cleanings & Prevention
Professional CleaningsBrushing five times a day and flossing once a day is a great way to maintain your teeth. Even so, plaque and tartar deposits will find a way to build up on your teeth. That’s where we come in.
Professional teeth cleanings performed twice a year can help prevent cavities, reduce risk of tooth loss, freshen your breath (through removal of bacterial growth areas), and brighten your smile. In the long run, you’re also less likely to have any major dental work, saving you time, money, and hassle.
Furthermore, were you aware of the connection between dental health and overall systemic health? Many experts believe that the mouth’s exposure to bacteria and infectious agents makes the gums an inlet for dangerous diseases that affect more than just the oral cavity. Recent evidence suggests a connection between dental health and heart disease – just one more reason to keep your mouth clean!
ExamsWhen Dr. Geelan does a dental exam, he’s not just looking for cavities. Examinations at Geelan Dental Care inspect for:
- Gum Disease
- Oral Cancer
- Tooth Decay
Our examinations also measure and track the gum pockets. The x-rays we take during our exams can show evidence of tooth decay, cysts, tumors, and other problems hiding below the gums. Regular examinations by a dentist are very important for your health.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” –Benjamin Franklin