Routine Care and Dental Hygiene
Our mouth, though a small part of our body, is a crossroads for major functions of our very existence! One could say that is one of the doors to the world. The mouth allows us to eat tasty and healthy food and starts the vital digestion process. It is the first line of defense against infection. It helps us express our thoughts through word formation, and by just a smile, communicates our pleasure and happiness. It is no wonder that oral health has a direct effect on our quality of life. The good news is you can be in control of it.
If you catch any problem early enough, it is usually a breeze to deal with. The same goes for oral health. Routine scheduled check-ups and cleanings not only catch potential problems before they turn into real trouble, but they can prevent many dental problems from ever happening. With the tools of modern dentistry, maintaining routine dental visits and practicing a few simple good habits, a healthy mouth is within the reach of almost anyone.
If your check-up does reveal a dental situation, we have many state-of -the-art tools and technological innovations to address situations like tooth decay, restore teeth and create great smiles.
The best remedy would be to avoid needing them!
Bi-annual check-ups, regular teeth cleaning, x-rays as needed and maintaining a proper daily oral hygiene routine is the formula for keeping your teeth and your smile in their best possible state.
Get Your Teeth Cleaned Every Six Months!
Keeping Your Smile Bright!
When an individual suffers from discolored teeth, poor gums or damaged teeth they often also suffer a loss of confidence, are afraid to speak up and often avoid social interaction.
Just like changing the oil in your car every 3 months, a twice a year visit to get your teeth and gums cleaned should become a regular routine as well. The longer one goes between cleanings and check-ups, the more opportunity exists for unhealthy build-up and decay.
We have all heard of plaque, a colorless substance that builds up on our teeth. It starts off as a soft film but hardens over time, leading lead to serious dental problems such as cavities, gingivitis and periodontitis. As plaque builds up, then bacteria produce acids, which in turn disintegrate and destroy the enamel, the tooth and contribute to gum degeneration.
Our job may be to fix your teeth, but our mission is to see that you have the healthiest, brightest and strongest teeth, smile, and gums possible.
- Twice daily brushing (Done correctly)
- Daily Flossing
- Bi-annual check-ups and teeth cleaning
It is really that simple. While there is more that one can do, these three easy steps will cover the most important aspects of personal oral care.
Our patients simply rave about the gentle, caring attention they receive when getting their teeth cleaned. Making this experience fun, pleasant and “looked forward to” is our goal. We know that if we achieve that goal, then it makes it easy to keep our patients on track, on schedule and on target for strong, healthy teeth.
We also know that it is not enough to just clean your teeth every six months. We have to make sure you are doing a great job in-between. Our hygienist will consult with you on your personal oral hygiene habits, how you brush and how you floss. We will also discuss which products you use and if they are right for your teeth. With a bit of instruction and some personalized recommendations, we will have you well on your way to a great smile!
At Lohmann Dental we use digital x-rays. This means that we can rapidly display them on a high-def TV. No more dull, grey and hard to read x-ray images. With digital x-rays the problem areas can be highlighted and even colored to give you a rapid grasp of problem issues.
Digital x-rays use about 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, making them safer for everyone!
Our clinic utilizes a digital intra-oral camera that takes pictures inside of the mouth, which you can see directly. This is a great way to help our patients quickly understand the benefit of recommended work. It is much easier to be confident in having work done when you can see a clear image, showing the cracks, decay or problems.
Capturing digital x-ray images makes it a very simple task to send them to the insurance company for support of claims and of dental work performed in our office, getting you covered for your services.