The AGD, or Academy of General Dentistry, strongly suggests that it is in your best interests to receive a professional dental cleaning every six months.
It is so much easier to prevent something from happening from the onset rather than to reactively repair the damage after it has happened. This is very much the scenario as it relates to dental cleaning. The absolute best conceivable way to avoid possible dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, dental pain and other emergencies is to proactively prevent them in the first place. A consistent at-home oral hygiene routine, combined with regular visits to see Missouri River Dental for check-ups and dental cleanings every six months, is an unbeatable combination in prevention.
The AGD, or Academy of General Dentistry, strongly suggests that it is in your best interests to receive a professional dental cleaning every six months. This professional dental cleaning will compliment your home-care oral health practice of brushing and flossing and will also give us an opportunity to identify areas in the mouth that could need additional attention.
The entire team at Missouri River Dental is committed to providing a patient experience unlike any other. The foundation of that philosophy is our personable and professional staff. We collectively strive to blend technology, art, and healthcare for each patient. Our goal is to provide you with an individualized patient experience unlike any other you have had at a dental office. We strive to create a positive and comfortable atmosphere for our patients while still meeting their dental needs, wishes, and exceeding expectations. Call us today at 701-751-7177 or enter your request online to schedule an appointment for your evaluation regarding the benefits of a professional dental cleaning for you. You can conveniently find Missouri River Dental at 1600 Uptown Lane, Bismarck, ND, 58503.
If you remain consistent about practicing good oral hygiene at home with proper brushing and flossing techniques, you will not experience any discomfort during your dental cleaning. If you have neglected your at-home oral hygiene habits, you might experience some sensitivity or discomfort during your dental cleaning. We can use a topical or local anesthetic or even a mild dental sedation before the dental cleaning to prevent any discomfort.
The Dental Cleaning Procedure
Professional dental cleanings usually are performed after a comprehensive oral exam. Once your exam has been completed, unless Missouri River Dental has detected gum disease, we will perform your dental cleaning, or prophylaxis. If you have gum disease, our team will recommend a deep teeth cleaning first to treat the infection and disease allowing your gums to heal before your teeth are cleaned.
During the first stage of your dental cleaning, we will use a handheld scaler or an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque, debris, and calculus from your teeth, between your teeth and along your gum line.
When this essential scaling is completed, we will follow up by polishing each tooth one at a time using a special paste. Finally, we will carefully floss between your teeth.
During your regular dental cleaning, our team at Missouri River Dental will share diagnostic and preventive services as well as any needed educational information.
The Diagnostic services will include:
- Reviewing and updating your medical and dental history, including information about any heart problems, pregnancy, diabetes, and medications, which might impact your oral health.
- A thorough examination of your teeth to detect decay.
- An extensive evaluation of your gum tissue.
- Checking your bite alignment, chewing, and swallowing patterns.
- X-rays to identify any problems below the surface which we cannot see.
- Oral cancer examination and screening.
The Preventive services will include:
- The removal of all damaging plaque and tartar.
- Identifying stains and removing if possible.
- Polishing the teeth, checking all restorations including fillings and crowns.
- Fluoride application if determined beneficial.
- Possible dental sealants for children.
- The cleaning and adjusting of dentures or partial dentures.
The Educational services might include:
- Reviewing tooth brushing and flossing techniques and improvements.
- An evaluation of your self-care effectiveness.
- Nutritional counseling for your dietary needs and suggestions.
- Recommendations for future treatment which may include when to return for follow-up hygiene treatment, periodontal or gum concerns or restorative options.
- Tobacco use suggestions.
When your dental cleaning is finished, we will follow up with you about any treatment that may have been recommended and make the necessary follow up appointments.
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL
“I believe in comprehensive, quality oral health care that is patient-centered. I strive to create a positive and comfortable experience for each patient while still meeting their dental needs, wishes and expectations.”
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL
At Missouri River Dental, our goal is to create an exceptional patient experience. We strive to exceed that experience through being compassionate, clinically thorough and providing excellent communication.
Every little detail matters,
first-class dental care matters.
Dental Cleaning for Adults
We recommend that adults, all inclusive, receive dental cleanings at least twice a year. Good oral health is essential regardless of how old you may be. In fact, as we age, our risk for an oral infection will continue to increase. The older our teeth become, the protective enamel naturally wears away, and it becomes easier to develop a cavity. The best way to stay ahead of this is by always brushing and flossing daily in addition to visiting Missouri River Dental on a regular basis. We offer flexible appointment times so that you can accommodate your family or work obligations, making it easier to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy.
Dental Cleaning for Sensitive Teeth
We practice gentle dentistry at Missouri River Dental and provide dental cleaning if you have sensitive teeth. Many adults avoid visiting the dentist because they believe their teeth will hurt and feel worse during an exam or subsequent cleaning. When interacting with our caring team, you will feel comfortable regardless of how sensitive your teeth may be. We can offer a variety of dental sedation methods as well such that you do not have to feel anything while getting your dental cleaning and examinations. Whether you would benefit from some assistance for anxiety or for discomfort, we can create a personal treatment plan that includes sedation.
Pediatric Dental Cleanings for Children
At Missouri River Dental, we recommend that you bring your child in for an oral exam and a dental cleaning beginning at 12 months, and then every 6 months after. Bringing your child in early and regularly is a straightforward way to create good habits and establish their confidence and comfort with us during their dental visits and to develop a positive relationship with our team.
Changing the Dental Experience Norm
One Patient at a Time
Missouri River Dental provides you with a clean, comfortable, and modern feel. Our team goal is to provide you with the best possible care utilizing the most current dental technologies and services. The entire team at Missouri River Dental focuses on providing comprehensive, quality oral health care that is always centered on you, our patient. We appreciate the value of your time. That is why we are flexible with our hours of operation; open early, open late, and open Saturdays. Call us now at 701-751-7177 or make your appointment online for your personal evaluation and consultation regarding the benefits of a professional dental cleaning for you. Our office is located at 1600 Uptown Lane, Bismarck, ND, 58503.