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Dental Cleaning in Shelby Township, MI

Assaf Dental - Farmington Hills - Shelby Township

Dental Cleaning

Did you know that your oral health is connected to your overall health? In fact, many medical experts believe that there is a strong connection between the two. The American Dental Association recommends you schedule a dental cleaning and check-up twice a year. Our dental hygienists can catch any problems early on, we can prevent them from becoming worse and impacting your overall health.

Assaf Dental is a dental practice that cares for its patients. We are here to help provide gorgeous smiles and healthy mouths.

We have been serving the community for over 20 years and have built a reputation of excellence in the field of dentistry. Our goal is to provide the best care possible in a comfortable environment.

Our team includes highly-trained professionals who are dedicated to providing you with quality work and our latest techniques.

We offer services such as teeth cleaning, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, wisdom tooth extractions, braces, and more!

The Process: Cleanings and Checkups

Dental cleanings and check-ups typically involve a deep cleaning of your teeth and checking for any problems or concerns. One of our dental providers will examine you for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health concerns. If any issues are detected, our dentist will recommend treatment options.

A dental cleaning typically includes a polish of your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar build-up. An oral health problem such as tooth decay can be caused by plaque, which is a sticky film that forms on the teeth. If plaque is not regularly removed from the teeth, tartar can form.

Our hygienist may use a scaler to scrape off any plaque or tartar that has built up on the teeth. You may find this uncomfortable at first, but it is an essential part of maintaining a healthy smile! A polish (buff) will follow to remove stains and make your teeth truly shine. Fluoride will then be applied to strengthen your teeth, and your teeth will be flossed to prevent gum irritation. You’ll leave with a little ‘goody package’ filled with items to keep your teeth and gums healthy after your dentist recommends a daily cleaning schedule.

Assaf Dental is a dental practice that cares for its patients. We are here to help provide gorgeous smiles and healthy mouths.

We have been serving the community for over 20 years and have built a reputation of excellence in the field of dentistry. Our goal is to provide the best care possible in a comfortable environment.

Our team includes highly-trained professionals who are dedicated to providing you with quality work and our latest techniques.

We offer services such as teeth cleaning, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, wisdom tooth extractions, braces, and more!

Benefits of a routine dental cleaning:

  • Fresh breath – A routine dental cleaning helps to remove plaque and tartar from teeth at the gum line. It also removes bacteria, which can lead to tooth decay. By removing the bacteria, you will have fresher breath.
  • Beautiful teeth and healthy gums – No bacteria means no disease breeding ground, so your teeth stay strong and your mouth stays healthy!
  • A less expensive option – If you take good care of your teeth, you won’t need as many repair procedures, which are much more expensive than cleaning and check-ups.

Whats included in a Dental Checkup

As soon as your teeth have been cleaned, one of our dentists will check them for signs of decay or damage.

If you have any cavities, your dentist will recommend treatment options. There are several ways to treat cavities, including fillings, crowns, and other procedures. Taking care of cavities early can help prevent them from causing more serious damage.

If you have gum disease, your dentist may recommend antibiotics or gum surgery. Leaving gum disease untreated can lead to tooth loss and other health problems.

Complete Dental Exam

  • Cavity Check – If left untreated, cavities can cause pain, decay, and eventually the need to remove the tooth. In order to prevent cavities from getting to that stage, we check the teeth for cavities, decay, or damage.
  • Dental X-Rays – In some cases, cavities or damage to the teeth cannot be seen with the naked eye. Dental X-rays can catch decaying teeth or cavities before they cause bigger problems.
  • Teeth Positioning – There’s more to crooked teeth than just aesthetics. Your teeth are checked to make sure they’re properly positioned and spaced, and to make sure everything is aligned properly, so your bite is correct.
  • Mouth Check – Cavities aren’t the only thing to worry about. Our goal is to make sure your mouth and tongue are healthy, so we look for signs of clenching, grinding, and inflammation.
  • Previous Dental Procedures –   Each previous dental procedure you’ve had, like fillings, root canals, crowns, etc., is assessed for how well it’s holding up. Our goal is to prevent problems before they happen.
  • Jaw Alignment – Out-of-alignment jaws can cause pain, discomfort, and excessive wear on teeth. We check your temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw and skull, to make sure everything’s aligned right.
  • Periodontal health assessment – The health of your gums is just as important as the health of your teeth. Keeping your mouth healthy is our priority at Assaf Dental.
  • Oral cancer screening – It’s scary to think about oral cancer, but we can catch it early with proper oral care.

What is your Dental Provider looking for in an X-Ray?

An x-ray is used by dentists to diagnose dental problems and figure out what’s going on in the mouth. A dental X-ray is an imaging test used by dentists to detect potential problems with a person’s teeth and jaw, as well as any abnormality or disease. Cavities, tooth decay, impacted teeth, cysts, bone loss around the teeth, abscesses, and tumors can all be diagnosed and treated with these images.

A dentist might take a dental x-ray from different angles depending on what they want to see in the image. Sometimes they’ll use it as a guide, but they might also use it to see what’s going on with your mouth.

You’ll get your teeth, gums, and jaw checked for damage or decay during a dental cleaning and check-up. An X-ray can also be taken to check for any underlying issues.

When should you get a dental checkup?

At Assaf Dental, we believe that dental visits are vital to maintaining a healthy mouth, no matter your age. Dr. Assaf recommends annual checkups and bi-annual cleanings to keep your teeth and gums in top shape.

It’s recommended for children to see a dentist by 12 months, or within 6 months of getting their first tooth.

Pregnant women must not overlook their scheduled dentist visits; hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase the risk of gum disease such as gingivitis.

Likewise, elderly patients are encouraged to maintain routine care in order to manage oral health conditions which may develop over time due to aging processes.

Assaf Dental’s staff is understanding if you’re anxious or afraid to go to the dentist! If you’re worried about your appointment, don’t worry, we have resources and techniques to help you with any stress or fear, so you can receive the care you need– we look forward to welcoming everyone warmly!

Call to Book your dental cleaning today (248)702-6117

How do I prepare for a dental Checkup?

There are a few things that a patient can do to prepare for a dental checkup:

  1. Brush and floss your teeth: It’s important to practice good oral hygiene and have clean teeth before your checkup. This will help your dentist get a better understanding of your oral health.
  2. Make a list of any concerns or questions: Bring a list of any specific concerns or questions about your oral health with you to your appointment if you have any.
  3. Bring any necessary documents: Make sure to bring your insurance card and any other relevant documents to your appointment.
  4. Consider your transportation: Plan your route in advance and allow enough time for delays if you’re taking public transportation or driving to your appointment.
  5. Eat a light meal before your appointment: It’s a good idea to eat a light meal before your appointment, as some dental procedures may cause a temporary loss of appetite.
  6. Wear comfortable clothing: Wear comfortable clothing to your appointment, as you may need to lie down for certain procedures.

 

Overall, the best way to prepare for a dental checkup is to practice good oral hygiene and arrive at your appointment on time with any necessary documents and any questions or concerns you may have. Contact Assaf Dental today to book an appointment.

Brushing is important! Make sure you're brushing your teeth twice a day for the perfect teeth cleaning.

The first step to a healthy set of teeth is brushing. Brushing your teeth is the most important thing you can do to maintain them. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

Next, floss your teeth by using dental floss, a water flosser, or an interdental brush. Flossing removes the plaque that builds up on the sides of your teeth and in between them. Brushing only cleans about 40% of your tooth surfaces, so it’s important to floss too!

Lastly, use mouthwash to kill off any bacteria that may be lingering in the back of your throat or on the inside surfaces of your mouth after you brush and floss. Mouthwash can help prevent bad breath and cavities, so it’s worth taking a few seconds to swish some around after you brush!

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