Countless threats to your oral health can be avoided with regular dental visits for cleanings and exams.
It only takes six months for plaque and tartar to build from the bacteria hiding in your teeth and gums–bacteria that feeds each time you eat.
Bacteria leads to tooth decay, which is the cause of cavities. Visiting your dentist in Hermitage, TN regularly for dental cleanings effectively removes bacteria and preserves tooth enamel, and regular exams catch serious issues like oral cancer early on in their development.
The first step in any great preventative routine is taking stock of your current oral health. Dental X-rays provide our team with a careful, in-depth look at the health of your teeth and gums.
Although people may feel alarmed at the prospect of undergoing an X-ray, it is a vital part of preventive dental care, and technology has come a long way. The radiation used in dental X-rays provides the same level of exposure as a 2-hour airplane flight!
Despite the increased safety of dental X-rays, we still take precautions. You can expect George Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to follow all standard safety protocols to maintain staff and patient health and safety.
To maintain a healthy smile, the staff at George Family & Cosmetic Dentistry recommends dental cleanings every 6 months.
Why? 6 months is the standard amount of time it takes for dental health to experience a stark decline, without proper preventive oral care.
Dental professionals have the tools and experience to reach hard to reach places in the mouth that you cannot quite get to when you brush your teeth. We also check for cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and other dental needs, to keep teeth healthy and prevent dental problems.
While brushing and flossing is perfect for home hygiene, standard home tools are not efficient or intense enough to remove all traces of plaque and tartar. Dental tools accomplish what standard home tools cannot.
At every appointment, our team screens for oral cancer.
Despite presenting a very real health concern, oral cancer is often overlooked. Our advanced technology helps us determine whether the warning signs of disease are present or absent.
If we do find signs of oral cancer, we will work alongside an oncology team to create a custom treatment plant just for you, to suit your unique wants and needs.
Sealants are usually recommended for children, as children may be more susceptible to tooth decay and damage.
Sealants coat the molars with a tooth-colored layer. This layer prevents bacteria from entering the tooth. As children’s teeth develop, sealants can help support superlative at-home oral hygiene routines.
At the conclusion of every visit to George Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, you’ll be sent home with your own home care kit. Our kits include a new toothbrush (which needs to be replaced every three months), travel toothpaste, and floss.
We also offer specialty products, such as prescription-level products, electric toothbrushes, and more.
Unsure how to most effectively brush your teeth?
Our staff is always happy to offer advice to make sure your smile remains healthy and vibrant, so don’t hesitate to ask for help!