Checkups and cleanings with kindness: Lakewood Ranch, FL dental hygiene services support a lifetime of smiles

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Checkups and cleanings with kindness: Lakewood Ranch, FL dental hygiene services support a lifetime of smiles

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Kind Smiles Dental Health welcomes patients from throughout Bradenton, Sarasota, Palmetto, Parrish, and the Venice area to our office for professional guidance on dental hygiene in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Great oral care at home, combined with routine exams and cleanings at our “home,” are a cornerstone of exceptional oral health. And great oral health supports overall health and well-being. Considerable research has implicated oral conditions, such as advanced gum disease, in the development of heart disease, cognitive decline, poor diabetes control, and other systemic health problems.

Smiles for Life

You will visit our office at least once every six months for a dental check-up and professional cleaning. Checkups allow for us to detect problems that may be “silent” (or asymptomatic) in their earliest stages. When conditions such as enamel erosion or early-stage gum inflammation are identified, we can intervene before they progress to cavities and advanced gum disease (periodontitis). Modifications to hygiene and oral care products may be recommended to halt the progression of enamel and gum damage. These techniques, products, and treatments are tailored to your specific needs. For instance, seemingly simple changes in dental hygiene can make a tremendous difference in the health of your smile. We may identify that you are not brushing well enough or not flossing sufficiently. Preventive services, such as the placement of dental sealants, may be beneficial. These coatings protect hard-to-clean and hard-to-reach molars from decay. These back teeth are vulnerable to damage due to their pitted and grooved surfaces, which tend to trap food and bacteria.

We will also screen for suspicious abnormalities, such as bumps or lumps that may require further investigation. These oral exams and screenings are complemented by professional cleanings. Plaque is constantly building up on your teeth. This sticky bacterial film erodes the tooth structure and inflames delicate gum tissue. If it is not removed completely with a toothbrush and floss, plaque hardens to become stubborn tartar or calculus. The only way to remove tartar safely and effectively is with specialized tools in the hands of trained professionals, like those at Kind Smiles Dental Health.

Depending on your needs, we may recommend a nonsurgical periodontal treatment- scaling and root planing. This “deep cleaning” is more thorough and removes dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums and also smooths out the roots of the teeth. The process encourages healthy attachment of the gums to the teeth and supports healthy healing.

Kindness in all that way do

Regardless of your needs, we take great pride in treating you and your teeth kindly. A gentle hand, warm staff, and a comfortable environment keep our patients coming back for the regular visits that they need to stay healthy and smile confidently. Schedule your visit at our Lakewood Ranch, FL office.