OUR CARING DENTAL TEAM PROVIDES
The preventive care you need.
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By actively preventing disease and decay through regular home care, professional dental cleanings, and regular exams, you will maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for life.
We recommend coming in for preventive care cleanings twice a year.
If you have periodontitis, then you’ll be asked to come in more often to prevent further spread of the disease… usually 3-4 times per year. Regular cleanings help prevent periodontitis (gum disease) and will keep your smile looking the best it can.
During your appointment, we’ll remove tartar or calculus build-up, remove debris, bacteria, and deposits from gum pockets, polish your teeth to help you retain that bright smile you desire, and reduce the chance of infection. We also recommend fluoride for adults and children since Tigard city water does not include a fluoride additive.
TIGARD’S DENTISTS RECOMMEND
Dental sealants to protect your smile.
Both children and adults can benefit from the application of dental sealants. Sealants are used to prevent food particles and plaque from getting into the grooves and depressions of your teeth that brushing and flossing can’t
Getting dental sealants is easy and painless, and have been used by dentists for decades to prevent decay. They’re highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your teeth. A tooth-colored acrylic coating is applied with a brush to your teeth which seals each tooth from acids and plaque. They hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last for many years. Ask about getting sealants during your routine maintenance.
GENTLE AND PROFESSIONAL
Periodontal therapy keeps you healthy.
Your risk increases for gum disease with several factors. Ask us about gum disease if you have any of the following:
- Clenching or grinding teeth
- Poor nutrition
Adults over 35 lose more teeth due to gum disease or periodontitis than from cavities or other issues. The best way to prevent cavities and gum disease is good oral hygiene techniques performed at least twice daily. Three out of four adults are affected by periodontitis at least once in their life.
Bacteria found in plaque irritate the gums causing them to turn red and bleed easily. If this bacteria is allowed to continue after this stage, it can allow the bone which holds your teeth to deteriorate, leading to tooth loss. Gum disease is treated by carefully removing the bacteria and substances that form in the pockets around the teeth. The removal of this material occurs on a microscopic level and requires great skill. Our dental team has had advanced training to effectively remove all of the bacteria.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your health and wellness is our priority.