Complete Checkups and Cleanings
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Our highly qualified dental hygienist will perform your professional dental cleaning on your first visit. Your treatment will include the following: scraping off plaque and tartar that collects above and below the gum line before flossing between & around every tooth to remove any plaque or food particles that are clinging on. A tooth polisher will get rid of any plaque/tartar that was previously missed and will make your teeth smoother so that residue will not collect on your teeth between visits to the dentist.
Oral Cancer Screening
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), it is highly recommended that an oral cancer screening is completed during your first dental visit. At Dental Home, the examination is performed at our office by our highly qualified dentist who will look in your mouth for signs of any cancer or precancerous conditions. Early detection of abnormalities that develop in the tissues of your lips, mouth and throat is essential in preventing severe health issues from developing, such as oral cancer and other oral diseases. During your exam, you will be asked questions regarding any changes in your medical history and whether you are experiencing any new or unusual symptoms.
Using Digital X-rays, our professional staff at Dental Home can get an accurate picture of your teeth without exposing you to unnecessary radiation. The images are readily available and transferred to a computer screen where the dentist can show you just what’s going on inside your mouth. Digital x-rays are a safer, faster and a more effective method of radiography, and because the images are digital, it’s more environmentally friendly.
If a long time has passed since your last visit to a dentist, call Dental Home in Bluffton, SC at (843) 474-8919 and make an appointment. It’s never too late to have healthy teeth!