Teeth Cleanings – Norman, OK
Keep Your Teeth & Gums Healthy
Your toothbrush and floss are essential to maintaining a healthy smile, but it’s only half the care your mouth needs. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends everyone over the age of three visits their dentist for a professional dental checkup and teeth cleaning in Norman twice a year. Dr. Bobby J. Carmen will monitor your oral health throughout each of these appointments to ensure your smile lasts for a lifetime.
Why Choose Bobby J. Carmen, DDS for Teeth Cleanings?
- Experienced, Ethical Dentist
- Dental Team Focused on Excellent Care
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
Even the best brushing and flossing techniques can’t clean everywhere in your mouth. As a result, harmful plaque and tartar buildup occurs, which harbor bacteria. Regular professional dental cleanings remove this unwanted debris to reduce your risk of common issues, like tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.
Our experienced dental hygienists are specially trained to detect, deter, and treat gum disease. If we find cause for concern, we may recommend changes to your oral hygiene routine or the products you use at home. We may also suggest a deep cleaning, which involves scaling and root planing. Scaling removes the buildup above and below the gum line to eliminate harmful bacteria, and root planing smooths your teeth to encourage your gum tissue to reattach to their surfaces. This restores a healthy gum line to prevent the infection from worsening. Besides a deep cleaning, Dr. Carmen may recommend antibiotic therapy or more frequent cleanings if you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease.
Routine dental checkups allow Dr. Carmen to monitor your oral health to look for any hidden issues that may be lingering in your mouth. Early detection prevents them from turning into a bigger problem, avoiding the need for costly treatment down the road. In fact, research shows every $1 spent on prevention lowers your restorative dental care costs by $50.
Besides a visual examination, Dr. Carmen will review X-rays of your mouth to detect any concerning problems that aren’t visible on the surface, like an infection. In addition to checking your teeth and gums, he also evaluates your jaw, bite, and oral tissues to look for any areas of concern, like oral cancer.
Depending on the results of the examination, he may recommend additional treatments, like a fluoride varnish or dental sealants. He’ll review his findings with you and explain your treatment plan. He will also discuss your current oral hygiene habits to help keep your smile healthy in between appointments.