Preventative dentistry is what consists of your typical visit to Eley Family Dentistry. First, Dr. Eley checks your teeth to make sure they are healthy and aging well. If any problems are encountered, we will make recommendations to get your mouth healthy again.
What Does a Routine Cleaning Consist Of?
During a routine visit, we will evaluate your oral hygiene and clean your teeth. To ensure that your teeth are healthy, our dental hygienist scrapes off plaque that has hardened and accumulated at your gum-line, inspects your mouth for signs of disease and then polishes your teeth. We also recommend a fluoride treatment, which strengthens your teeth and protects them from decay.
What Can I Do at Home to Keep My Teeth Healthy?
Brushing and flossing every day at home is the best way to keep your teeth and mouth healthy. Using a fluoride toothpaste is recommended to strengthen your enamel and prevent cavities. These simple steps clean away harmful bacteria and plaque that has accumulated throughout the day.
How Frequently Do I Need a Routine Cleaning?
Though each person’s case varies, the typical patient will see one of our dental hygienists every six months. Depending on your oral health, you may see us more or less than that. Seeing Dr. Eley frequently will ensure that your mouth is healthy and you are not at risk for more serious diseases, like periodontitis and oral cancer.
Call Eley Family Dentistry today to schedule your appointment.
Melbourne Office: (321) 622-8711