Visiting your dentist for regular cleanings helps maintain your oral health, keeping you strong and free of bacteria or infection. During a dental cleaning, Dr. Ang will remove any plaque or tartar, and check your teeth and gums for any signs of decay or disease. Using the latest technology and techniques, our Amherst dentist will make sure that your smile stays healthy and beautiful.
Visiting Dr. Ang twice a year for cleanings and exams can help stop health issues before they become dangerous and keep your teeth healthy. Professional cleanings improve your oral health, prevent gum disease, and spot cavities. While maintaining a good oral hygiene routine at home is also important to keep your teeth healthy, that alone isn’t enough to prevent gum disease and cavities.
What to Expect From a Dental Cleaning
During a routine cleaning, Dr. Ang will remove plaque and tartar build up from teeth and around the gum line. X-rays and a thorough exam will be performed to identify any problems such as early cavities, impacted wisdom teeth, and other signs of damage to the teeth. Dr. Ang can recommend any further treatment that may be needed to help prevent gum disease or cavities. Our Amherst dentist will also discuss any trouble spots that may need more attention during your at-home oral hygiene routine.
Dental Technology Making Cleanings Easier
Advances in dental technology have made cleanings and exams quicker and more accurate, allowing for treatments to be implemented sooner. Dr. Ang is dedicated to using these technologies and techniques to provide patients with the highest level of care. Technology is used in every step of dental cleanings to help diagnose problems and clean your teeth. Some of the technology used during a routine dental cleaning include:
- Digital X-ray
- Intraoral Camera
- Ultrasonic Cleanings
One of the most advanced pieces of technology used during dental cleanings is the ultrasonic scaler used for cleanings. Requiring less pressure than a hand scaling tool, the ultrasonic scaler is used to remove plaque and stubborn tartar from the teeth and gum line. The ultrasonic scalers use electromagnetic forces to vibrate the tip of the tool faster than the speed of sound, blasting away bacteria. A water stream helps wash it away and keep the tool cool. Ultrasonic cleanings take about a third of the time of a normal cleaning, and is a painless way to clean teeth. Ultrasonic cleanings allow you to spend less time in the chair and remain comfortable during cleaning.
X-rays have been used in dental exams for years but the advancements of digital x-rays have made exams easier, more accurate and safer for patients. Using the digital x-rays, Dr. Ang can take complete images of your smile, and use integrated software to plan treatments and spot early cavities. Spotting cavities and other concerns earlier, treatment can be less invasive and save more of your natural teeth. Digital X-rays expose you to less radiation as well, meaning they are much safer than traditional x-rays. For those who suffer from an extreme gag reflex, digital x-rays are designed for more comfort so you can receive an exam worry-free.
The benefits of using a small camera to get a view of your mouth means that Dr. Ang can see and treat complications before they become a risk to your health. The intraoral camera allows earlier detection of oral health problems, improved patient education, improved accuracy of treatment future case documentation, and allow for better records for insurance claims. Our Amherst dentist can use the camera to see what treatment is needed and help you understand why a certain course of treatment is recommended.
Don’t Let Anxiety Prevent You From Seeing Dr. Ang
Anxiety and fear associated with visiting the dentist prevents many from receiving the dental treatment they need. However, Dr. Ang is dedicated to treating even those who suffer from anxiety, by providing a relaxed, comfortable environment. Using a gentle approach and walking patients through every step of the process, Dr. Ang can help you receive the treatment you need to keep your teeth healthy and strong.
Schedule Your Dental Cleaning at Amherst Village Dental Today
Dr. Ang is dedicated and experienced in providing the best care to his patients, helping you keep your teeth clean and healthy. Biannual dental cleanings can help prevent cavities, decay and gum disease, making sure your smile is beautiful for years to come. Contact our Amherst dentist to schedule your cleaning today!