There are a lot of people who take visits to the dentist as merely another appointment. Other people have a serious fear of the dentist. Experts say that 3 out of 4 adults say they get nervous about coming to see us.
One out of every nine adults have such a huge fear of the dentist that they never come in to see us ever. The saddest part is if they come in to see us, their teeth will look amazing, and we might even be able to save their lives. If you aren't sure what we mean, let Zhou Dental Care tell you about dental cleanings.
Let Us Do A Quick Check
When you come in to see us, the first thing we do is a quick check of your teeth and gums. We check your teeth with a dental mirror, just to get an overall picture of the condition of your mouth. We use the mirror so that we can get a clear view of the structures of your mouth. When we do an initial inspection of your teeth, we are looking for three things that spell trouble with your mouth.
First, we look at your gums. If they are red and inflamed, this could be a sign of gum disease. We also look for discolored teeth, and we'll look for places or pits on your teeth that could be a sign of gum disease. Finally, we are looking for any spots or bumps in your mouth, because this is a signal you may have oral cancer.
Once the initial exam is over, our next step is to get rid of your plaque and tartar from your teeth and especially along your gumline. Plaque is the film you get on your teeth and gums that makes your mouth feel slimy and your teeth gritty. You can easily clear that away with a toothbrush. Tartar on the other hard, is hard - which means that you can't remove it but we can. We work to remove the plaque and tartar from your mouth, and it should be painless. If you're worried about the plaque and tartar removal, please talk to us ahead of time, so we can address your concerns.
Dental Cleaning and Flossing
When your teeth are perfectly plaque and tartar free, we can thoroughly clean your mouth. Your teeth get beautifully and thoroughly clean. Sometimes, your teeth are cleaned with a solution of baking soda, or we might use a round polisher with gritty toothpaste. At the end of it all, you get fabulous sparkling teeth. You need to know that the cleaning process isn't painful, and the end result is perfection. We floss your teeth, and you are all finished.
If you're afraid of visiting us to get your teeth cleaned, Let us help you overcome that fear. Give Zhou Dental Care a call at 503-282-3884. We will be happy to work with you to make sure that by the time you come and see us for cleaning, you will be prepared and you won't be nervous. Call us today.