Hygiene & Whitening
Our Deep Dental Cleaning & Professional Whitening Treatments
The basis of sound dental care is routine cleaning and maintenance. We customize dental cleanings on the basis of your periodontal (gums and bone) health. We utilize medicated gels, along with prescription mouth rinses in problem areas, if necessary. Ultrasonic scalers are sometimes used to make the procedure more comfortable and effective.
We also offer professional-grade teeth whitening treatments to give you a brighter smile much faster than over-the-counter solutions!
The Protective Powers of Dental Sealants
Sealants should be used as part of a child’s total preventive dental care. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings which are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars (back teeth). Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs in these surfaces. Sealants cover the chewing surfaces to prevent decay. Applying sealants does not require drilling or removing tooth structure. It is an easy three-step process: We clean the tooth with a special toothpaste. A special cleansing liquid, on a tiny piece of cotton, is rubbed gently on the tooth and is washed off. Finally, the sealant is painted on the tooth. It takes about a minute for the sealant to form a protective shield. One sealant application can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked regularly, and reapplied if they are no longer in place.
Fluoride: An additional line of dental defense
Children and adults at high risk of dental decay may benefit from using additional fluoride products, including dietary supplements (for children who do not have adequate levels of fluoride in their drinking water), mouth rinses, and professionally applied gels and varnishes.
Not sure which cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you? Get in touch with the trusted dental hygienists at Magnolia Dental today!