Teeth Cleanings and Exams
The most powerful tool we have against serious oral health problems is prevention. You can do a lot to protect your oral health with proper hygiene and healthy eating habits. Still, any prevention plan must include regular visits to your dentist for exams and professional cleanings by a dental hygienist. At Train Station Dental, we offer a wide range of preventive services and treatments designed to help safeguard your oral health.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Routine comprehensive exams are invaluable for protecting your oral health. During these visits, we look for signs of potential problems that may impact your oral health in the future.
Using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools like digital dental x-rays and cavity-detecting technology, we can quickly address minor concerns before they result in pain and additional expense. Our intraoral cameras allow you to see what your doctor sees so you can better understand the need for treatment.
Since your general health and well-being are also important to us, every exam includes a screening for oral cancer. Our doctors can use fluorescence technology to identify abnormalities in their early stages, resulting in a better long-term prognosis.
Teeth Cleanings in Audubon, NJ
Plaque is a sticky, bacteria-filled film that forms on your teeth and around your gumline throughout the day. When allowed to remain on your teeth, plaque hardens into a substance called tartar, also referred to as calculus. Brushing and flossing remove some of this buildup, but routine professional cleanings are needed to eliminate it. Once tartar builds up, only a dental hygienist can remove it. Your dentist will determine how often you should receive routine exams and cleanings.
Dental Prophylaxis Cleaning
A dental prophylaxis is a standard dental cleaning. Your hygienist will remove all plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line, floss your teeth thoroughly and finish with polishing to leave you with a squeaky-clean smile.
Periodontal maintenance is for patients with gingivitis and gum disease. The hygienist removes tartar and cleans the teeth just like a standard cleaning. We also do what's known as scaling and root planing, during which we examine and clean your gum pockets to remove plaque and bacteria. We finish off by gently smoothing the gum pockets so they better adhere to the teeth and seal out bacteria and plaque. Patients with gingivitis or gum disease may require frequent cleanings to maintain their gum health.
Combat Tooth Decay with Sealants and Fluoride
Sealants – A dental sealant is a thin coating of protective plastic applied to molars chewing surfaces with deep natural grooves. These areas can be difficult to clean thoroughly, but a sealant smooths them over, making them easier to clean and eliminating rough surfaces where bacteria and food particles can collect.
Fluoride – Appropriate quantities of fluoride are one of the most effective ways to safeguard the oral health of your whole family. Applications of topical fluoride help make your teeth more resistant to the damaging effects of plaque, bacteria, and sugars that linger in the mouth.
Schedule Your Dental Exam and Cleaning in Audubon Today
Preventive dentistry at our Audubon dental office is the best way to ensure that your family enjoys the best possible oral health. Please call us today at (856) 546-0734 to arrange a convenient appointment!
We offer various payment and financing options to make dental care more affordable, including our in-house dental plan, CareCredit, in-house financing, and insurance.
Our dental office proudly serves individuals and families from the surrounding areas, including Audubon, Haddonfield, Camden, Mt. Ephraim, Oaklyn, Lawnside, and Barrington.