With over 20% of adults reporting some degree of oral health problems in their lifetime, it is more important than ever to take care and protect your teeth. Our team in Carmichael, CA offers information on how you can reduce the risk factors for diseases such as gum disease or tooth decay through proper hygiene practices. The best thing that you can do for your teeth is to keep them clean and we’ve got all of the information on how!
To ensure that your smile is as healthy as it can be it requires routine care, both professionally and, most importantly, at home. This means brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing thoroughly at least once a day, and using special products like fluoride toothpaste, which strengthens the enamel and helps repair damaged teeth from harmful bacteria. Of course, no matter how diligent you are with your at-home care, there are just some places you might miss. That’s where we come in!
We are committed to providing you with the best care possible. We want every visit, no matter how routine it might seem, to be as beneficial and thorough for our patients. This is why we perform comprehensive examinations on all new arrivals to make sure they don’t have any hidden health issues going unnoticed by us during their initial appointment. During this exam, we will conduct a series of screenings, looking for any signs of tooth decay, oral cancer, gum disease, etc.
One of the key pieces of technology that we use during the examination is digital x-rays. Our modern digital x-rays use an extremely low level of radiation to create pictures that are easier on your teeth. Plus, the process takes care of everything in just minutes, so now there’s no excuse not to get checked!
Once your dental exam is complete, your teeth cleaning will be taken care of by a professional hygienist. You might wonder why you need an appointment for just a cleaning, but it’s so much more than meets the eye! After you visit our office with Dr. Ackerman, we’ll polish your smile using high-quality products, removing any plaque buildup, and leaving behind your best smile.
Tooth Scaling & Root Planing
Tooth scaling is a service that helps prevent cavities and gum disease. We use a specially designed tool to gently break apart any tartar on your teeth, cleaning out all parts of it from both sides for better protection against future problems. Plus, with our unique Ultrasonic Scaling, we can quickly and painlessly achieve smooth results without having to scrape tooth surfaces.
If the tartar on your teeth is not properly removed in time, it can cause pain and damage to the bone that supports them, resulting in the need for a deep cleaning (root planing). This is where our expert dentist removes all of this pesky plaque from below your gumline. We may numb the area so you can be comfortable throughout the procedure, then we will use a special tool to go below the gumline and remove any harmful bacteria so that your smile can shine brightly again.
Most people know that using dental floss is important for preventing tooth decay, but do you also understand how crucial it can be to seal your teeth? Sealants are thin, plastic coating can be applied in one visit and cause no pain at all. They’re an easy way of protecting your teeth from harmful bacteria, strengthening the overall health of your mouth in the process.
Dental sealants are made from a plastic-like material that becomes adhesive when mixed with water and is used to coat the tooth’s chewing surface. The liquid will bond directly onto the enamel, providing stronger protection than ever before! We’ll use our special blue curing light for this process; it hardens within seconds so you can get back to your routine quickly without experiencing any discomfort or pain during application.
If you live in the Carmicheal, CA area and are interested in protecting your teeth to prevent future dental issues, the best thing to do is to give our office a call to set up your next appointment. Our team of professionals is looking forward to going over all the ways we can strengthen your smile!