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Relief Dental -  - Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry

Relief Dental

Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Tucker, GA

Routine annual visits to the dentist help you maintain your oral health for a lifetime. At Relief Dental in Tucker, Georgia, our expert dental team provides comprehensive dental exams and cleanings to help limit or prevent the risk of tooth decay and other issues that can cause pain, dysfunction, or disease. To schedule an appointment, call Relief Dental today or request your reservation online.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

What are exams and cleanings?

Exams and cleanings keep your oral health at its optimum level. At Relief Dental, our team works to help you avoid dental problems that can develop from poor oral hygiene or other issues. 

To maintain your oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you have exams and cleanings at least twice a year. 

If you have dental issues, such as gum disease, follow the guidance from our providers on how often to visit Relief Dental so you can keep your teeth and gums in good health throughout your life.

What can I expect during dental exams?

During your dental exam, our team evaluates your overall oral health, checking for:

  • Missing teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Root decay
  • Gum disease
  • Bone disease

We also check your bite, look for deposits on your teeth, and examine the condition of your existing restorations if you have any.

You typically only have imaging tests once a year to see underlying issues that aren’t visible to the naked eye, but our care team may choose to perform X-rays more often based upon your specific care needs.  

What do cleanings involve?

Your teeth can develop plaque buildup over time. Your hygienist at Relief Dental does the following to clean your teeth and gums:

Removes plaque and tartar

Plaque is asticky film that develops on your teeth. It’s a growing collection of bacteria that comes from food and saliva that can cause inflammation in your gums.

As it accumulates and stays on the surface of your teeth, it becomes hardened and turns into tartar, which can only be removed by your hygienist, using a special dental instrument to scrape it off. If it’s not removed, you can develop gum disease. 

Polishes your teeth

Your hygienist applies a gritty toothpaste to a high-speed, electric dental brush to remove any additional tartar from your teeth.

Flosses between your teeth

Your professional flossing involves going deep between your teeth, removing any leftover plaque and toothpaste from your cleaning.

For your last step, you simply rinse your mouth with water and leave with your next cleaning scheduled in six months or less to ensure proper oral hygiene maintenance.

To schedule your exam and cleaning, call the office or request a reservation online today for a consultation.