Benefits of Regular Dental Cleanings

It’s recommended that you get regular dental cleanings about every six months or so. If you follow this recommendation, you will enjoy:

  • Clean teeth
  • Brighter teeth
  • Better breath
  • Healthier gums
  • Less need for expensive care
  • Peace of mind

If you don’t get your teeth cleaned regularly, you will notice that your teeth start to feel “fuzzy.” You’ll also notice that this feeling continues even after you brush your teeth. Not only that, but you’ll notice that your teeth are becoming more discolored. After your dental cleaning, your teeth will feel smooth and clean. Not only that, but they’ll be brighter, too, although not as bright as after teeth whitening.

If you have bad breath occasionally, you might look to breath mints, mouthwash, or toothpaste for relief. However, if bad breath persists or comes back frequently, it’s time for a cleaning and checkup. Dentist Dr. Ken Siegel can find the source of your bad breath. He’ll let you know if a simple cleaning is enough or if the problem is related to something more serious, like an infected tooth.

One of the problems that can be linked to bad breath is unhealthy gums. Unhealthy gums not only lead to bad breath, but they can also cause black triangles between teeth and may even lead to tooth loss.

One of the most important reasons to get a checkup is that Dr. Siegel can detect problems before they become serious–and expensive to fix. This gives you the peace of mind to know you won’t be overwhelmed with a surprise dental bill.

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Thorough, Gentle Cleaning

At Dental Excellence of Blue Bell, we have gentle, experienced hygienists who get your mouth clean while keeping you comfortable. Read what some of our patients have to say about the experience.

A professional dental cleaning allows a dental hygienist to remove tartar from your teeth. Tartar is when plaque–made up of food particles and oral bacteria–absorbs minerals from your saliva to become a rock-like deposit on your teeth. Tartar is not only unattractive, it creates a shelter that allows the growth of bacteria that attack your teeth and gums.

After removing the tartar, the hygienist will polish your teeth. This not only makes your teeth brighter and smoother, but it also makes it hard for oral bacteria to cling to your teeth. This helps your teeth and gums stay healthier between appointments.

Gentle, Effective Gum Treatment

If you have bacteria building up in your gums and separating them from your teeth, we can treat gum disease with our Diode Laser Wand. This is a painless approach for removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria. In some cases, you might need a deep cleaning. Then we’ll use an ultrasonic wand to get the hard-to-reach deposits.

Some people need additional protection against gum disease between cleanings. If you develop gum disease despite regular cleanings, Dr. Siegel might recommend PerioProtect. This system is like teeth whitening trays that you wear at home, only instead of whiteners, it’s full of medicine to kill off bacteria and protect your gums.

Tooth-Colored Pain-Free Fillings

At your checkup, Dr. Siegel will identify any problems with your teeth, such as developing cavities. For small areas of concern that aren’t yet cavities yet, Dr. Siegel might recommend a wait-and-see attitude. You’ll be given some new care instructions and told when to come back.

However, if you have cavities, Dr. Siegel will want to place a filling. Depending on the size of the cavity and other factors, Dr. Siegel might do it that day or might ask you to come back.

Don’t worry: Dr. Siegel doesn’t use a drill. Instead, he uses hydroabrasion, a method for removing tooth decay with water. Unlike the heat and vibration from a drill, the hydroabrasion is gentle on your tooth. This means the living part of the tooth won’t swell up, which is what causes pain from a filling. Other times, he might use his hard-tissue laser to prepare the tooth for a filling. This is another advanced technology approach for avoiding discomfort when getting a filling.

For small cavities, Dr. Siegel uses composite tooth filling material. For larger cavities, Dr. Siegel can make an inlay, onlay, or crown in one visit using his advanced E4 Milling machine.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you’re overdue for a dental cleaning and checkup in the Montgomery County Area, it’s time to make an appointment. Please call (610) 272-0828 today to schedule your cleaning and checkup with Dr. Ken Siegel at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.

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