Livingston Dentists Explain What to Expect From a Dental Cleaning

Did you know the American Dental Association recommends you receive at least two dental cleanings every year? Routine cleanings are essential for keeping your smile healthy and bright. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explain what you can expect from a dental cleaning.



 

Your First Visit

First time visiting The Silverstrom Group? During a patient’s initial visit, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will perform a comprehensive oral exam. Assisting them will be our talented team of professional hygienists and dental assistants. In addition to cleanings, we will also observe the state of your current dental restorations and collect pertinent information regarding your medical history. This allows your Livingston dentists to offer quality care tailored to your specific needs.

Dental Cleanings

A dental cleaning includes the removal of plaque through scaling and root planing. By removing plaque, a patient’s risk of developing gum disease decreases. We will also polish your teeth, which helps erase stains and brightens your smile. Cleanings enable Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom to watch for the warning signs of serious dental issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Early detection allows your Livingston dentists to provide appropriate treatment and help you avoid costly and invasive procedures in the future. Your Livingston dentists will also provide oral cancer screenings with innovative VELscope technology. VELscope offers precise and comfortable cancer screenings. Cleanings also provide an opportunity for patients to ask any questions they may have about maintaining good dental health.

Protect Your Smile

While cleanings improve your dental health and brighten your smile, patients should also practice proper dental habits. To protect your smile, brush twice a day and floss once. Try to rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash. These simple preventive measures help cleanse your mouth of food particles and harmful bacteria, safeguarding your smile against gum disease and tooth decay.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists

Do you need a checkup or a cleaning? Make an appointment with your Livingston cosmetic dentists today to brighten your smile with our professional cleanings. Contact the Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey today. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.