Professional Cleanings, Exams, and X-Rays
Professional cleanings performed by a licensed dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. At Southern York Smile Care we encourage cleanings every 3 months, as we strive for “zero bleeding” and complete freedom from infection and gum inflammation. Our approach combines thoroughness and comfort, resulting in an exceptional hygiene service.
Using specialized tools and advanced training, your hygienist at Southern York Smile Care will:
Remove plaque build-up from the surfaces of teeth.
Bacteria in the mouth form plaque, which collects on teeth and causes decay, gum disease, and gingivitis.
Remove tartar from teeth surfaces.
Tartar, or calculus, is plaque that has become so hardened on the teeth that its removal requires special procedures. Tartar below the gum line is also an indication of gum disease.
Remove surface stains from teeth through polishing.
Some patients will require a deep cleaning due to gum disease and past periodontal treatments. Dr. Steven Haywood will review your past dental history and identify any issues you may need treatment for.
For more information about periodontal care and the services we provide, please click here.
Regular examinations, by Dr. Steven Haywood, help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. Consistent dental check-ups help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair. Dental examinations generally include the following:
Gum disease screening
Oral cancer screening
Visual tooth decay evaluation
Gum pocket measurement and tracking
X-ray examination to detect: tooth decay, cysts, tumors, problems below the gums and other hidden issues
Regular examinations by Dr. Steven Haywood are very important for your health. Remember, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” –Benjamin Franklin
Dental x-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Your Shrewsbury dentist can detect issues with x-rays before they become problems, saving you money in the long run by preventing the need for more expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect internal tooth decay, cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth), tumors, impacted teeth, and teeth that are still coming in.
We look forward to meeting you personally at our Shrewsbury, PA office and building the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted. Contact us to arrange your appointment with Dr. Haywood .