General Dental Health

Good dental health starts during childhood and continues throughout your life. The best method to avoid tooth decay and other oral issues is to be diligent when it comes to preventive dental care. If you have to think about how long it’s been since your last teeth cleaning, then it’s probably been too long. 

Dr. Polasky and her team believe prevention is the key to maintaining your beautiful pearly whites. We encourage our patients to undergo routine maintenance dental treatment including cleanings (prophylaxis) and x-rays.  Regular oral exams are critical to be sure your teeth and gums are healthy because the dentist can see many things you can’t. Don’t wait until you have pain or need dental fillings or more expensive treatment to pay a visit to your dentist. Stop the problems before they start with annual checkups, cleanings and screenings.

Visiting your dentist regularly is part of an overall dental health program that includes brushing and flossing after every meal. Regular brushing and flossing helps prevent plaque, which is a clear film that sticks to your teeth and acts as a magnet for bacteria and sugar. Bacteria thrive and grow on any sugar that is on your teeth. It then breaks down the sugar into acids that can eat away at your teeth’s enamel or protective layer. When this happens, holes or cavities are formed. Plaque also causes gum disease that can make your gums red, swollen and sore. The most important thing you can do to prevent plaque and cavities and to maintain good oral health is to brush and floss daily and visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular cleanings. Our dental hygienists are gentle and caring and make sure you are comfortable and relaxed before the process begins.

Professional teeth cleanings are essential to maintaining teeth that are healthy, plaque-free and beautiful.  Although your teeth may feel or appear clean, plaque and disease causing bacteria build up between teeth and under your gums that even the most high tech toothbrush will not reach. It takes a professional to clean your teeth to remove unwanted plaque, deposits and bacteria. It is critical to prevent cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease and even bad breath. Routine cleanings should be done at least once every six months. When you are looking for a dentist to perform your dental treatments, Dr. Polasky and her team are dedicated to offering you the latest preventive and cosmetic dentistry and the highest level of dental care in a gentle, caring and relaxed environment.