If you wish to have a strong and dependable oral health, Dr. Alan J. White strongly recommends coming into our office for a dental exam and cleaning every six months.
A dental exam and a dental cleaning in Staunton, Virginia, is the process of deeply cleaning your teeth and examining your entire oral cavity to make sure there are no dental issues. If there are indeed oral problems in your mouth, your dentist will provide treatment right away to give you the best and painless dental experience possible.
Your dental cleaning will first begin with one of our dental hygienists scraping the surfaces of your teeth to remove the plaque that resides there. This is a very beneficial technique because it eliminates any risks associated with gum disease and periodontal disease. Next, we will scrub, wash, rinse, and floss your teeth, which is a great way to deeply clean the hard-to-reach areas in your mouth. We will then conclude the cleaning with a fluoride treatment, which will be flavored and will be in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. We will put the fluoride into your mouth and will ask you to wait for a few minutes. As the time passes by, the fluoride minerals will soak into your teeth and will nourish and strengthen them.
To schedule your next dental exam and cleaning, call our office today!
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Oral cancer will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. The main reason for these grim statistics, is not because oral cancer is hard to diagnose, but because it is diagnosed too late-when it is in its advanced stages. As your dentist, I am dedicating myself to do everything that I possibly can to reduce these alarming oral cancer statistics one patient at a time. That’s why I recently invested in a new, advanced screening device that will enable me and my team to perform a detailed oral exam on our adult patients with far more accuracy than we ever could in the past. The device, which is called Identafi, is about the size of a power tooth brush, and uses three different wavelengths of light to help detect any suspicious areas in the mouth that would be impossible for us to see with our naked eyes. These suspicious areas, upon further evaluation, are usually benign, but I think you’ll agree that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. During your next hygiene examine will be performing a thorough Identafi examination and we will gladly answer any and all questions. If it has been a while since your last appointment, I recommend that you schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.