Preventative Care Q & A
Cool Springs Laser Dentistry
How often do I need to have a cleaning?
The frequency of your cleaning depends a lot on your oral health, your overall health and the balance chemical balance of your mouth. The rule of thumb for a healthy patient is every six months but we often need to see patients every 4 or 3 months if we are trying to keep the disease at bay and your mouth as healthy as possible. The healthy mouth is the key to overall good health.
Why do you take x-rays every year?
Many problems with your teeth and gums can be seen with the naked eye, but usually that means the problem has progressed further than it should. By taking x-rays we can see active decay before it starts to affect large portions of your teeth. When we find decay early you can have less expensive treatment and preserve more of your natural tooth structure
What is the Velscope technology and why do I need it?
We always do a thorough visual cancer exam on all our patients. There is no substitute for that. But we also provide the technology of Velscope florescence to allow us to see any early changes to the oral mucosa that might indicate early oral cancer. Studies show that oral cancer will affect 49,000 people this year. The female population in the age category of their thirties will be affected most. Ask about how you can be more certain of being oral cancer free at your next cleaning visit.
How can I prevent cavities even as an adult?
Even as adults, we are subjected to the possibility of getting cavities. At Cool Springs Laser Dentistry we do preventive resins on our adults whenever possible and appropriate. The simple act of sealing a tooth in its groove can keep you from spending thousands of dollars in restorative dental visits. So ask it that is right for you at you next visit. Also the use of our special fluoride toothpaste can help prevent root cavities and problems around crowns, helping them to last longer. Call our office to see if these products would help you.