Why are Teeth Cleanings Important?
Dental cleanings are important to achieving long term dental health. At local dentist Alexander Dentistry, our dental cleanings are performed by a dental hygienist. Beyond the cleaning, a routine dentist office visit may also include digital x-rays, oral cancer screening and bite analysis. Dr. Alexander takes time to meet with each patient individually to discuss any problems or concerns that they might have.
How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
The American Dental Association recommends that children and adults have their teeth cleaned professionally at least two times per year. After a comprehensive visit, Dr. Alexander will recommend a professional oral health care schedule based on your needs; it may be twice a year or more frequent depending on your circumstances.
Dental Cleanings For Children
Dental cleanings are especially important to the oral health of children and adolescents. Children and teens are particularly susceptible to cavities and plaque and tartar build up. Our staff is experienced at working with children and understand their unique needs, striving to make them as comfortable as possible during their visit. We begin pediatric dental care at three years of age. Learn more about pediatric dentistry.
Different Than Most Jacksonville Dentists
Our patients often tell us that a visit to Alexander Dentistry is unlike any other visit to the dentist. Our dental cleanings and examinations are very comprehensive. We have found that when we are able to identify problems in the earliest stages, we are able to recommend the most conservative treatment options, saving the you from potentially uncomfortable and expensive procedures.
Treating Gum Disease in Jacksonville FL
If you present with early signs of gum disease, we may perform scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar from deep pockets in the gum. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults, many patients may have gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, but not experience symptoms. Most problems can be detected during the dental cleaning to prevent future damage, infection or decay.
Make an Appointment With Jacksonville Dentist
If you are trying to find a dentist in Jacksonville who can handle all of your dental needs, contact Alexander Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alexander.