At Darien Dental patients should come in for a dental exam in Darien once a year to check their teeth and gums for oral cancer, gum disease. Gum disease afflicts thousands of Americans each year. An important part of daily oral care is maintaining a healthy mouth as well as a proper teeth cleaning and brushing. Maintaining healthy gums starts with proper brushing and flossing. Brushing at least twice a day, flossing and having annual cleanings is the best way to remove food that can cause bacteria.
Bacteria causes plaque and buildup on the teeth. The bacteria eats away at tooth enamel, which can create cavities and gum disease. A regular dental exam in Darien will check for these and other problems within the teeth and gums. Each individual exam includes a periodontal evaluation as well to check gum health, an oral cancer screening, a bite occlusion analysis, and a check of the supporting structures of the teeth and oral anatomy. Proper oral hygiene and regular cleanings can stop bacteria from forming on the teeth that regular brushing alone cannot remove. Your annual teeth cleaning procedure will help dislodge debris and other food particles that can get trapped in between teeth and gums. We will also teach you and your family about dental hygiene in order to prevent new cavities to help prevent any future oral health problems. If periodontal disease is present, we first treat it and then give patients oral hygiene instructions to take home.
We believe in educating our patients about oral health is one of the best ways to help them have healthy, clean teeth for many years to come. Visit our website for more information. We’re open 6 days a week, and can take walk ins and emergency appointments as well.