Cleanings and Prevention
Brushing, flossing, and rinsing your teeth every day is vital to your oral health. This has been ingrained into us for generations. While it is true, it is also important to understand that these habits are no substitute for regular visits to your dentist every 6 months for a routine exam and cleaning.
At Danner Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we strive to give every patient a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles. Our practice in Oklahoma City proudly provides oral healthcare to the people of our community and those of the surrounding areas.
Why Are These Visits Important?
Even those with impeccable daily care routines are still susceptible to the threat of tooth decay and gum disease. As much as we all wish it were so, brushing and flossing simply can’t do it all.
For example, once plaque breaches the enamel and begins eating away at the softer dentin underneath, the only option to repair the damage and prevent further decay is a filling. Not only is the average person unable to perform this treatment themselves, they are unlikely to even realize the cavity is there until it develops into a more serious problem.
At Danner Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our expert hygienist uses the utmost care and precision to gently remove all buildup of plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums.
Using specialized tools and instruments, the plaque is cleaned away. However, plaque buildup that has layered over itself can often leave teeth with stained, uneven surfaces. Our hygienist then uses a lightly abrasive polishing paste to remove the surface stains and leave the teeth shiny and smooth.
Teeth with smooth surfaces are more difficult for bacteria to stick to, helping prevent accelerated buildup of more calculus.
After our hygienist has cleaned your teeth, Dr. Russel Danner, DDS, will conduct a thorough examination of your dental structure.
This usually involves x-rays and close-up digital photographs of your teeth. Dr. Danner uses these images, combined with a visual inspection to determine the health of your teeth. It is during this exam that any potential concerns or risks will be identified.
If any issues are discovered, Dr. Danner will be able to develop a treatment plan suited to your unique needs to bring your smile back to optimal health.
One Patient at a Time
Danner Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a patient-focused practice. Nothing is more important to us than the comfort and care of our patients in Oklahoma City, as well as the surrounding communities of Piedmont and Deer Creek.