Cleanings & Exams
Dental Hygiene is Essential – Our Cleanings and Exams Can Help
At Middlebury Dental Center, we take a preventive approach to oral health. Our thorough cleanings are an essential component of your overall healthcare.
During your visit, our hygienist performs a thorough cleaning to ensure your teeth are free of harmful deposits. We take care to remove plaque and calculus that builds up around the crevices of teeth and gums. Your hygienist will go over home care instructions for brushing and flossing, as well as habits for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
We take digital x-rays of your teeth to help detect cavities and gum disease early on. With advances in x-ray technology, digital x-rays provide high-quality images at a fraction of the radiation of traditional film x-rays and radiation from our surroundings.
During your routine cleaning appointment, Dr. Elahi will conduct a comprehensive oral health evaluation. We review your health history, take x-rays, and screen for oral cancer. We also evaluate your jaw joints, jaw muscles, gums and teeth for health. This gives the doctor an opportunity to listen to and address any concerns you may have.
We offer fluoride treatments to strengthen enamel and prevent future cavities. We most frequently recommend this treatment to children, but people of all ages benefit as well.
Protect Your Gums with Prevention
Our cleanings contribute to healthy gums by preventing plaque and tartar buildup. Without professional intervention, these deposits will cause an infection that can progress to gum disease. Gum disease can be recognized by bleeding gums, sensitivity to cold, shifting teeth, and loose teeth. Even bad breath can be a sign of infection.
We treat gum disease with a deep cleaning called scaling and root planning. This deeper cleaning removes any bacteria, plaque, and tartar below the gums to prevent the disease from progressing. An antibiotic treatment placed directly in the gums eliminates bacteria that cannot be reached.
Take Advantage of Our Essential Cleanings and Preventive Care
Ensure your smile stays healthy with care from Dr. Elahi. He and his staff at Middlebury Dental Center are committed to your oral health. Enjoy years of healthy smiles with routine maintenance. Call us today to schedule an appointment.