Oral Hygiene & Cleanings
Dental x-rays provide important information about your oral health.
- Cavities in teeth or around existing fillings
- Signs of gum disease
- Injuries due to accidents
- Developmental and other abnormalities
- Abscesses or cysts
When chewing surfaces of molars have deep grooves, it is recommended that sealants be
placed. This protects teeth from cavities especially in young children.
Regular cleaning or prophylaxis is recommended every six months with a dentist to prevent gum disease.
Plaque is a soft, sticky deposit that constantly forms on teeth and contains bacteria that causes cavities and gum disease. Plaque that is not removed during brushing and flossing hardens and becomes calculus or tartar which makes cleaning teeth difficult. As more time passes with plaque and calculus buildup, the chances of developing gum disease increase.