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About Regular Oral Exams
Regular dental check-ups are essential to your health, and not just your dental health. Your oral health is closely related to your overall health. It is recommended that you get a dental check-up once every six months, although your dentist at AAdams Dental Care may suggest you visit more frequently depending on your personal dental health and needs. It is important to notify your dentist of any changes in health or medication that has occurred in between your last and most current visit to their office.
What to Expect at Your Regular Dental Check-up
Cleaning and Polishing
The dental hygienist will typically use a hand scaler to scrape and remove tartar from your teeth. They will then use a rotating brush instrument to remove any remaining plaque and polish your teeth.
A dental check-up is an appropriate place and time to review your dental hygiene methods and schedule with your dentist. The specialists at AAdams Dental Care will be able to go over this with you as they examine your teeth and gums, suggesting modifications when necessary.
About Tooth Sealing
It is important to brush and floss daily to prevent cavities, but our back teeth (known as molars) are especially susceptible to tooth decay. This is because molars are used to chew food, and particles of food can be left behind. As molars reside in the back of the mouth, they are also more difficult to clean thoroughly. Tooth sealant is a material made mostly of plastic that is used to seal these back teeth. This gives them additional protection from cavities and can save a bundle in future dental work.
Is Tooth Sealing Right For Me?
Tooth sealing is a dental procedure that is growing in popularity. There are many reasons to consider tooth sealing.
It’s relatively inexpensive
It saves money in the long-run
It’s a great option for parents concerned about their child’s dental health
About Tooth Alignment
Tooth alignment is a great alternative to braces that is growing very popular among adults. To realign and perfect your smile, a series of clear and removable aligners are created. They work similarly to braces in that the teeth are slowly realigned over time, but it is different. Braces use a pull force to realign teeth, while aligners use a push force. Tooth alignment has been embraced in recent years as a system that is preferable to braces because they are are not as noticeable. The aligners may be removed during meals as well, meaning they won’t interfere with your normal life and routine.
How Does Tooth Alignment Work?
Aligners are often called invisible braces. Like regular braces, they work by slowly shifting your teeth into a better position. They are different than metal braces in that the teeth are not pulled, but pushed into place. Because they are ‘invisible’ and removable, this method of tooth alignment is often preferred by adults. As the process occurs in stages, there is minimal discomfort.
If you are interested in tooth alignment, you will first need to make an appointment with AAdams Dental Care. Tooth alignment is a process with multiple steps involved. Here is what you can expect at your first appointment.
A thorough examination by a specialist
The dentist will calculate the number of teeth straightening steps
A cost estimate will be determined
You will be fitted for your first aligner(s)
WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR PPO & INSURANCE PLANS
It is our utmost priority to provide all patients with quality, affordable dental care. We will work with you to coordinate payment plans that you are comfortable with.
Please feel to call or email us to inquire about your insurance plan and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.
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