Teeth Cleanings and Dental Exam

We all know that good oral hygiene and regular dental visits that include regular teeth cleanings keep your teeth looking and feeling great, but did you know that oral hygiene is also essential to your overall health?

At Ocean Breeze Dental, our Hygienists: Linnane, Amanda, and Michelle specialize in and frequently perform a variety of dental cleaning procedures.

Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems

  • Infection
  • gum disease
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • diabetes
  • pregnancy problems
  • low birth weight

That’s why the American Dental Association recommends that teeth be cleaned professionally at least twice a year.

  • removal of dental plaque and tartar
  • prevent cavities
  • eliminate gingivitis
  • treat gum disease
  • Routine cleaning lasts 30 to 45 minutes

Whether you are visiting us for a regular polish or a deep cleaning for advanced gum disease, you can rest assured that your procedure will be performed by a skilled and experienced licensed professional.

We believe it is very important for our patients to develop excellent oral hygiene habits at home. We will take the time to evaluate your hygiene techniques and make suggestions to adjust your routine when needed.

Our doctors and hygienists will also make suggestions for preventative measures

    • at home care products
    • chlorhexidine irrigation
    • fluoride treatments
    • dental sealants

If we feel that you are suffering from periodontal disease, which is a more severe form of gum disease involving destruction of the bone supporting the teeth, we may recommend a deep cleaning which involves root scaling or planing. These measures can be instrumental in achieving healthy gums, preventing further bone loss and helping you to keep your natural teeth.

Oral Cancer Screenings During your dental exam, the doctor will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, red or white patches or recurring sore areas.

Early detection of changes in the oral tissues through regular comprehensive oral tissue exams at your cleaning appointments can help identify cancer at a stage where it can be more successfully treated.