We recommend that you schedule a teeth cleaning at least once every six months. This appointment includes a professional teeth cleaning, fluoride, a dental exam, and dental X-rays.
Our hygienist will remove the plaque from all the surfaces of your teeth using a small, metal instrument. Then our hygienist will floss your teeth, polish them, and apply fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that helps protect your teeth against decay by strengthening the enamel. Our dentists will then examine all of your teeth and gums for signs of decay, infection, gingivitis, and other oral issues. Sometimes, our dentists will decide to take dental X-rays to get a closer, more complete look at your smile. This will help them to locate dental issues that are difficult to spot with the naked eye. If any dental issues were found, our dentists will explain them to you and suggest one or more dental procedures that will correct them. We will ensure that you understand all of your treatment options so that you can make an educated decision. We want you to take an active part in your dental care.
Feel free to contact Blue Ridge Dentistry today in Boone, North Carolina to learn more and to schedule your next visit.