At Greater Dental Health, we use specialized tools when you come in for a dental cleaning appointment to remove any traces of plaque and tartar from your mouth and prevent decay, oral infections, and gum disease. The hygienist will also floss between your teeth to wash away any leftover food particles or debris in hard-to-reach areas, leaving your smile clean and healthy.
When our dentist examines your teeth and gums during a checkup, they look for signs of decay, oral cancer, or other health issues. Plaque buildup can lead to cavities, so keeping your smile free of excessive bacteria between your visits is essential.
Even patients who brush and floss regularly can benefit from professional dental cleanings and checkups. During a routine exam, our hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth to remove plaque buildup and hardened tartar that can cause stains and tooth decay. As part of your checkup, our dental hygienist will also polish away surface stains and improve the appearance of any minor damage to the surface of your teeth. Regular polishing helps to keep your teeth looking bright, healthy, and naturally pearly white.
Dental cleanings are a great way to protect your teeth from decay and cavities. Prevention is always the best medicine when it comes to dental health, and regular cleanings and exams can help catch any problems before they become serious.
By scheduling bi-annual cleanings and exams, your teeth will stay clean and healthy, and you will avoid the need for restorative procedures or advanced treatments like root canals. Regular cleanings also help prevent gum disease and bad breath, and they leave you with a brighter smile that helps boost your confidence. Since preventive dentistry prevents problems before they start, you'll be able to save money in the long run by avoiding expensive dental procedures.
Bad breath can make anyone feel self-conscious and insecure about their teeth. Regular professional teeth cleanings can help freshen your breath by removing plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth with gentle brushing and flossing techniques, along with special tools designed to access hard-to-reach areas.
While brushing and flossing daily helps keep your teeth clean, only a hygienist or dentist can remove built-up plaque and tartar that can hide between teeth or along your gum line. Routine dental exams and cleanings help prevent oral health issues like tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, etc. It can also prevent other health issues that can occur when bacteria in the mouth enter the bloodstream.
An exam performed by our dentist will be thorough enough to detect any issues that are not visible to the naked eye. Our dentist will check your teeth for signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and other issues.
We will use high-tech equipment to eliminate plaque and tartar from your teeth and along your gum line.
Once the plaque is removed, we will polish your teeth using a rotating brush with abrasive toothpaste. This step helps to remove surface stains and will leave your teeth feeling smooth and clean.
After polishing your teeth, our dentist will floss in between your teeth and eliminate any residual tartar and toothpaste.
After your exam is complete, you may receive a fluoride treatment to strengthen your enamel and protect your teeth from decay.
Our dentist will review your X-rays and check your previous records to ensure everything looks good!
At Greater Dental Health, we understand that seeking dental care can financially burden some patients. That's why we offer flexible payment options to help ease your worries. We are in-network with most major PPO dental insurance plans, making it easier to receive the quality care you deserve affordably.
Whether you're looking for a routine cleaning and exam or more advanced procedures, our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping you navigate the complex world of insurance coverage and costs.
Our beautiful Peachtree Corners dentist office is conveniently located in the Peachtree Corners Town Center. Plenty of free parking is available on the top level of the parking deck.
5210 Town Center Blvd, Ste. 310
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Tuesday - Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Dental exams are an important part of your oral health care. This is the time when our dentist examines your mouth, checks your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay or disease, and cleans your teeth to help fight plaque buildup. This is also the best time to bring up any oral concerns you might have, such as tooth sensitivity issues or grinding habits.
During a dental exam, our dentist will also check for any alignment problems that may require orthodontic treatment. If we find any problems during this examination, we will present all of your treatment options and discuss them with you so that you can make an informed decision about your dental care.
Our dentist may also perform an oral cancer screening during a routine dental exam. This screening is painless and quick and helps identify early signs of cancer in your mouth, face, and neck area. Early detection of oral cancer is important for effective treatment. During this screening, our dentist will feel the tissue of your lips, cheeks, gums, and roof of your mouth for lumps or other abnormalities. If any abnormal masses are found, they will refer you to a specialist for further treatment.
Finally, during your dental exam, our dental hygienist will perform a thorough teeth cleaning and polish. They will remove surface stains from your teeth using a gritty paste and a special cleaning tool. Then, they will floss in between all of your teeth and use a polishing tool to smooth the surface of each tooth to make it feel clean and smooth.
At your appointment, feel free to ask any questions you may have about our dental procedures so that you can be sure you are making the right choices about your dental health. We are here to provide you with the best dental treatment available.
During your teeth cleaning, our hygienist will remove plaque buildup and polish your teeth. They will also floss your teeth before polishing them. We also perform other forms of dental cleaning, including scaling and root planing. If your teeth are stained, the hygienist may apply a whitening agent.
A dental cleaning removes debris from hard-to-reach areas of your mouth and it helps to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues.
The amount of time it takes to clean your teeth depends on a variety of factors, including the alignment of your smile, the level of plaque buildup, and whether or not you're suffering from any oral health problems. In general, routine cleaning and exams take about 30-45 minutes. Getting cleanings on a regular basis and practicing good oral health habits can help reduce the amount of time your cleaning will take.
We generally recommend that you have an exam and cleaning twice each year unless you have a condition that requires more frequent visits. During your exam, we will check for signs of tooth decay or other issues. We may also take X-rays to get a closer look at your teeth and jawbones. It's important to find and treat dental problems early to avoid more invasive treatment in the future. Plus, regular preventive care helps to keep your smile healthy!
Only a professional cleaning can remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria that have built up on your teeth over time in hard-to-reach areas. If left untreated for too long, this buildup can lead to cavities and gum disease. A bi-annual cleaning and exam allow the dentist to identify these problems in the earliest stages when treatments like fillings or deep cleanings can be most effective. If left too long without treatment, the early stages of tooth decay can develop into more advanced stages in which extractions and root canal therapy may be necessary to save the tooth.
However, if you visit our dentist regularly for cleaning and exams, you can avoid these more serious and costly procedures. Our dentist is also trained to spot signs of oral cancer and other potentially deadly oral diseases much earlier than you can. Early detection can be lifesaving, so visiting the dentist every six months for a cleaning and exam is essential for maintaining good oral health.
Other reasons to visit the dentist include recommendations regarding cosmetic dentistry services and screenings for sleep apnea. Depending on your needs and goals, our dentist can help you determine which treatments are right for you.
Absolutely! Dental anxiety is a very common problem for patients. We have an exceptionally friendly and compassionate team who go above and beyond to create a calm and relaxing environment. We even offer amenities like plush blankets, Netflix, and more! You can also call ahead of time to discuss your concerns so we can tailor your appointment to your specific needs.