The best way to preserve the health of your teeth and gums is to maintain a sensible oral hygiene regimen. In addition to daily brushing and flossing, this includes regular dental examinations and professional cleanings. Clear Lake City Dentistry in Houston, Clear Lake and Webster area is a great place to work on your overall dental health with our best, friendly and caring dental team.
When you visit us for your new patient dental appointment or routine check up, our oral exam includes:
Examination of Diagnostic Low-Radiation Digital X-rays: We can detect decay, tumors, cysts, bones loss, and your tooth and root positions.
Oral Cancer Screening - We screen for any signs of oral cancer, including thorough exam of the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums.
Gum Disease Evaluation: Our knowledgeable dental team checks your gums and bone around your teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
Tooth Decay Screening: We examine all of your tooth surfaces for decay and make necessary recommendations.
Examination of Your Existing Restoration - We evaluate the current condition of your existing fillings and crowns.
Occlussion Analysis - An improper bite can impact the overall structure of your face and even contribute to TMJ. We evaluate your bite for occlusion problems.
Airway Evaluation - We also evaluate your airway to screen for possible Sleep Breathing disorder.
Smile Analysis: Do you like your smile? We can create smile of your dream.
Our friendly, knowledgeable dental hygienists at Hoang Dental Group perform a thorough professional dental cleaning, as well as teach you how to continue to keep your smile healthy.
Your dental cleaning appointment will include:
Tartar Removal - Caluculus, or tartar, is hardened plaque that has firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and must be removed by a dental hygienist.
Plaque Removal - Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on your teeth. It's a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. If not periodically removed, the bacteria produce toxins that infect and inflame the gums, which is the warning signs of periodontal disease.
Teeth Polishing - This removes stains andplaque that are not removed durng tooth brushing and scaling.
Home Care Instructions - You'll leave each dental visit with clear, easy-to-follow instructions on how to properly care for your teeth at home.
Perhaps it's been a few years sine your last cleaning and your gums are really sore. You are bleeding a lot while brushing and flossing, and may be you've even noticed your teeth shifting. The things you may not notice is that your breath will start to represent the health of your gums. If you are experiencing these signs and symptoms, It it time to be evaluated for possible gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of gum and bone loss, which may not be cured, and may be stopped to maintain further bone loss, which eventually lead to tooth loss.
Signs of Periodontal Disease:
Continuous bleeding when brushing and flossing
Foul odor to your breath that isn't freshened by mouthwash.t lack a healthy stippled appearance.
Red, puffy inflamed gums that lack a healthy stippled appearance.
Deep pockets where foods and bacteria get caught beneath your gum.
Large black triangles betwwen your teeth which represents bone loss
Prophy vs. Scaling and Root Planing
Prophy vs. Periodontal Maintenance