A daily regimen of brushing and flossing will help keep your teeth clean, cavities at bay and your breath smelling fresh. However regular visits to Deccan Dental for a professional cleaning will remove calculus and plaque in places your toothbrush and floss have missed.
Your visit to our office is an important part of your program to prevent gum disease.
Your dentist will discuss a oral hygiene regimen that best fits your needs. While most patients are seen every 6 months for a routine cleaning, based on the health of your gums we may recommend more frequent cleanings.
Dental plaque is a biofilm, of colonizing bacteria, usually pale yellow in color. It develops naturally on the teeth.
Calculus or tartar is a form of hardened dental plaque. When plaque is not brushed away there is accumulation of minerals from saliva that harden the plaque. Its rough surface provides an ideal medium for further plaque formation, threatening the health of the gums.
What To Expect on Your First Visit?
At your first visit you will be greeted by our warm staff and requested to fill out the registration and health history forms. Once registered we will take appropriate x-rays and a photo of you. The rest of your appointment will be primarily with the dentist and should last about 1 hour. The Dentist will perform a thorough examination of your entire mouth, including an oral cancer screening and an exam of the supporting structure of your teeth. The doctor will explain all of the findings to you, and show you the x-rays and any pictures of your mouth that are taken. You will have plenty of time to discuss your treatment needs or desires. We want to give you all of the information needed to help you make educated decisions about your mouth. Before you leave we will make every effort possible to provide you a treatment plan that includes an estimate of your co-pays and what your dental insurance will cover.
Our focus is on getting to know you and your dental needs, but if time permits we will have your teeth cleaned too.