At Bucks County Smiles, we believe in complete health dentistry for healthy living. Our teeth cleaning and wellness services ensure that your smile not only looks good but also stays healthy.
Our knowledgeable dentists perform thorough Oral Wellness Examinations every six months, checking for decay, evaluating gum tissue, and screening for oral cancer (VELscope), occlusal disease (bite problems), and TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). Our dental hygienists will ensure your teeth stay healthy through their expert dental cleanings.
Getting your teeth cleaned regularly has many important benefits. First, your regular dental cleaning reduces plaque and tartar buildup. Plaque and tartar provide a haven for bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease. Plaque can also be unsightly and give your teeth an uneven appearance.
Proper oral health also extends the life of your cosmetic treatments, including dental implants, dentures, dental crowns, and veneers.
For people with periodontal (gum) disease, regular teeth cleaning is a critical part of the maintenance of oral health and preventing further damage to teeth and gums. With regular periodontal cleaning, gums can often heal, and periodontal disease can be stopped or, in milder cases, reversed.
Did you know that many systemic diseases are linked with the condition of your teeth and gums? Regular health maintenance of your teeth and gums will keep your smile in top shape and help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime.
Fortunately, our hygiene team is always up to date with the latest in periodontal care. What they do is more than just help your smile stay pretty. Prevention, reduction, and elimination of gum disease have been shown to reduce inflammation in your body.
Inflammation is linked with diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and heart disease. Studies even show that untreated gum disease increases the risk of certain cancers and preterm birth. The bacteria that infect the gums during periodontal disease can also travel to other parts of the body, causing potentially serious infections.
You should have a regular dental cleaning at Bucks County Smiles at least every six months. Our friendly dental hygienists will help you and your family feel at ease during the cleaning procedure. All of our hygienists are excellent with children, from providing a kind touch to offering six flavors of fluoride gel! (Yum!) Our dental hygiene program is custom-made for your needs.
For patients with periodontal (gum) disease, we usually recommend a special periodontal cleaning that goes above and beyond the typical regular tooth cleaning. A periodontal cleaning (or "scaling and root planing") goes deeper and works to remove plaque and tartar buildup below the gumline.
We will also prescribe the most effective medications, home care solutions, and/or treatments to prevent gum disease.
If you have any signs of gum disease, such as bleeding while flossing or brushing, you should come see us for a wellness visit and exam right away. The sooner you treat gum disease with a professional cleaning, the better.
Getting your regular checkups and Oral Wellness Examinations every six months can make a huge difference in your oral and general health. By seeing us on a regular basis, you will be alerted to any issues early, when they are always easier to eliminate. Regular teeth cleaning is the key to good oral health. It can help prevent cavities, improve gum health, and reduce inflammation (and disease risk) in your body. With our kind and gentle hygienists and compassionate dentists, you are in good hands. Come see first hand what sets us apart from other dental offices!
If you need a teeth cleaning in Yardley, PA, contact Bucks County Smile for an appointment at (267) 365-3004.