Fight Cavities With Dental Cleanings & Exams in Lexington, KY
Plaque is a nearly invisible film of bacteria and sugars that covers your teeth. It causes lots of problems, including cavities and gum disease. While you can remove it with brushing and flossing, it’s easy to miss spots at home. That’s why dental cleanings and exams are so important. Our dental professionals will remove all traces of plaque and hardened plaque called tartar when cleaning your teeth.Doctor Dustin Mayrand on a patients first visit Read Transcript
When a patient first comes in, we definitely want to do a comprehensive exam, oral cancer screening. We have technologies in the office that will help us in diagnosing and developing a treatment plan for the patient. The patient will receive hygiene and have a comprehensive exam, and charting of their teeth and gums, and what type of cleaning they need and any dental treatment that they may need. Various options of the treatment, and ... so a comprehensive exam is done and cleaning usually is done in that visit, unless deeper cleanings are needed in following visits.
In addition to removing plaque and tartar, we’ll:
- Check you for signs of gum disease and treat it with a deep cleaning if we find any.
- Remove surface stains so your smile looks terrific.
- Look for cavities, so we can repair them when they are small and easy to treat.
- Screen you for oral cancer, sleep apnea, and other harmful conditions. We even check our adult patients’ blood pressure.
- Look for evidence of teeth grinding or other damaging behaviors.
- Make suggestions for improving your home oral hygiene; we’ll even sell you a sonic toothbrush at a discounted price.
We recommend visiting us for an exam and professional dental cleaning two times a year. To schedule your next exam, call Beaumont Family Dentistry at 859-554-1772 for new patients, or call at 859-223-2120 for existing patients.
Expect a Thorough, Comfortable Exam With Our High-Tech Tools
Some dental practices save their advanced technology for complex restorative procedures. We use it in every aspect of your care, including your cleanings and exams. Our high-tech tools include:
- Ultrasonic Scalers – These tools break down plaque and tartar for easy removal, with less scraping. They make cleanings quicker, more comfortable, and easier on your teeth. You’re also less likely to have post-cleaning tooth sensitivity.
- Laser Dentistry – We use lasers for a variety of procedures, including gum disease treatment. We can even painlessly remove fever blisters or cold sores with lasers.
- DIAGNOdent Cavity Detection – This tool uses laser technology to help us find cavities before they can be seen by the naked eye.
- Intraoral Cameras – These handheld cameras help us examine your mouth with less poking and prodding.
- Digital Imaging – This kind of imaging is faster and more comfortable than traditional X-rays. It also uses a fraction of the radiation, so it’s better for your long-term health.
- VELscope – This tool helps find abnormalities that could indicate oral cancer.