Preventative Care in Waterford
Keeping your smile healthy and shining bright is a team effort. Taking good care of your smile every day is essential, but it’s also important to visit Dr. Sheehan’s office in Waterford for regular hygiene visits. Together, we can give your smile the care it needs to last a lifetime.
These habits will help you maintain a healthy smile:
- Brush, floss, and rinse your teeth with antibacterial mouthwash every day.
- Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of vegetables to strengthen your teeth and bolster your immune system.
- Limit your consumption of sugary foods, especially between meals.
- Visit Dr. Sheehan for regular hygiene visits at least twice a year.
Your Professional Dental Cleaning
A hygiene visit, commonly referred to as a dental checkup, includes a professional cleaning from our hygienist and a comprehensive dental checkup from Dr. Sheehan. One of our major objectives during your hygiene visit is to prevent dental infections such as tooth decay and gum disease. That way, we help you avoid costly and time-consuming treatments in the future.
During your professional cleaning, our hygienist provides services that you simply can’t get at home.
Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria that feed on plaque, tartar, and other debris in your mouth. Our hygienist has the training and advanced technology to thoroughly clean your smile, so dangerous bacteria won’t have anything to consume. The next step is to polish your teeth. In addition to making your smile look fantastic, this also makes it more difficult for cavity-causing bacteria to penetrate your enamel.
If you’re looking for further protection against cavities for yourself or your kids, we also feature preventative resin treatment to provide an extra layer of defense against tooth decay.
Your Dental Examination
As part of your hygiene visit, Dr. Sheehan will review your x-rays and inspect your smile. She’ll look for signs of potential issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, impacted teeth, tumors, and teeth that aren’t growing in properly.
If Dr. Sheehan discovers anything that requires further attention, she’ll talk to you about your treatment options. You’ll also be provided with a full screening for oral cancer.
A Bright and Healthy Smile
Your regular hygiene visits from Dr. Sheehan will leave your breath smelling fresh and your smile shining bright. You’ll also feel more confident knowing that your teeth are really clean.
Call (248) 674-0384 today to schedule your next hygiene appointment with Dr. Sheehan. We look forward to seeing you.