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High levels of dental health, comfort and appearance are achievable by most every person. At your first comprehensive examination, our dentists carefully record measurements and information that allow them to assess your current level of dental wellness. With this important data, the doctors help you maintain or improve your health.
The science and evidence-based preventative care that Shevlin Dental Center provides is instrumental in maintaining the most predictable and long-lasting oral health. More importantly, many reputable studies and research have established clear connections between your oral health and your overall wellbeing. Dr. Cauble, Dr. Huff, and our dental team will help you understand the dental connections to heart health, diabetes, vascular health, Alzheimer’s, and many inflammatory conditions to help you improve all aspects of wellness.
Semi-annual cleanings are essential to maintaining a beautiful smile free of cavities and decay. During a professional cleaning, your dental hygienist will use special tools to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that covers the enamel, eventually hardening into tarter if the bacteria is not removed. While you may brush and floss at home to remove food and other surface stains from the teeth, only a professional cleaning can effectively remove tartar. The depth of your gums will also be checked during a cleaning, which can help your dental hygienist detect any signs of periodontal disease.
Part of your routine oral examination will include observing the state of your teeth, gums, and bite via x-rays. Rather than utilizing traditional film x-rays to see inside the mouth, our use of digital x-rays provides significant advantages for your health, the environment, and your overall treatment experience. Digital x-rays allow you to relax comfortably in your chair while your dentist takes high-quality images of your oral structures. This results in substantially less exposure to radiation when compared to film x-rays, as well as less environmental waste from the film and film processing chemicals. These images are instantly processed and sent directly to a larger computer monitor for immediate viewing. With these high-resolution pictures, you can clearly see the condition of your oral structures as well as view potential alignment or spacing problems.
If you have any questions about our family dentistry treatments, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Cauble or Dr. Chris Huff, please contact our practice today.