Preventative Dental Care in Beaverton
Dr. Eubanks, Dr. Nguyen and the staff at Eubanks Dental provide Cosmetic Dental Services in Beaverton, Oregon
Why Cleaning And Sealants Are So Important
A dental cleaning is a fairly routine procedure that usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour. We may also wish to take X-rays at this time to make certain no cavities are present. Usually, a dental hygienist will perform most of the dental cleaning. Your Eubanks dentist will normally take a last look, and perhaps perform some difficult plaque removal toward the end of the cleaning, as well as evaluate the gums for gum disease.
Our dental hygienist will generally use several tools during a dental cleaning. One tool is a tooth polisher that can buff teeth, and eliminate tiny pieces of plaque. Polishers generally have several different sized heads so cleaning can occur in hard to reach places.
Preventing tooth decay and gum disease is much less expensive than treating the problems after they arise. Many people take their oral health care for granted, but it’s an essential part of our everyday lives. Good oral health care not only enhances our ability to speak, smile, and kiss; it also allows us to convey a world of feelings and emotions through our facial expressions.
Our Eubanks Preventative Dental Services can keep you smiling and help prevent both tooth decay and gum disease. We provide routine cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants for our patients.
Sealant Services in Beaverton
A Dental Sealant is a plastic resin that a dentist bonds into the grooves of the chewing surface of your tooth as a means of helping to prevent the formation of tooth decay (“cavities”). A sealant is a clear or tinted plastic protective coating for teeth.
The molars and premolars have grooves and crevices where most cavities form, Dentists call these pits and fissures. Food can get stuck in these crevices. Some are so deep that the bristles of a toothbrush can’t reach into them. Grooves and crevices provide the perfect environment for bacteria to grow and cause cavities. Sealants can help to prevent this from happening. Not only are sealants very effective, they cost a lot less than filling cavities.
What Do I do Now?
You probably will have many questions including how long the process may take, or what type of cleaning treatment may be required. All good questions that we will review with each patient individually. Here are some of the things you can expect from us:
- Initial consultation
- Set realistic expectations and time lines
- Review your options and work together on a plan
- Work with you to see if your dental care may be covered by your insurance