While dental emergencies can strike anyone, our patients who commit to regular preventive care present with significantly fewer problems over time. Professional cleanings with a registered dental hygienist allow us to bring a blend of proactive efforts to you.
Unfortunately, deposits of mineralized plaque, known as tartar, adhere to certain areas of the teeth, even with your best efforts. These deposits offer suitable housing for millions of harmful bacteria to reside. Most importantly, left unchecked, they produce toxins in the gums. As a matter of face, this frequently cascades into devastating chronic problems, even resulting in the loss of teeth.
Therefore, when you visit us periodically, we can gently remove the deposits from the tooth surfaces. Without sitting undisturbed, bacterial tartar doesn't have the same opportunity to produce irreversible damage. Furthermore, we use professional-strength polishing paste that gently buffs away stain and microscopic plaque, leaving your teeth ultra-smooth and shiny. Since discoloration settles into the enamel of your teeth over time, this helps slow yellowing while maintaining a glassy surface for better cleansing.
Cavities and small fractures leave many teeth with defects that progress over time if untreated. In the past, metal restorations served a need but left many teeth discolored and strained from the wedging effect of the metal. Today, tooth-colored composites blending into tooth structure provide an excellent option for restoring defects. Additionally, composites can often be placed in thinner layers than metal, preserving more of the natural tooth.
As a matter of fact, composites serve both functional and aesthetic roles, often at the same time. For example, a cavity invading the front of a tooth along the gum line may be visible in your smile. Therefore, by gently cleaning out the soft, discolored area the decay ceases to destroy healthy mineral surfaces. Not to mention when a composite shade matching the tooth is sculpted into place, the tooth looks better than ever.
Equally important, composites contain a mix of liquid resin embedded with finely ground glass particles. After
being molded against the conditioned tooth structure, Dr. Shahrokh applies blue light directly to the composite. The blue light
leads to a firm set within seconds. Nevertheless, shaped and polished, a high shine reflecting the beauty of
natural enamel results in an invisible tooth restoration: strong, smooth, and conservative.
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