Food and beverages you consume throughout the day leave a film of sticky plaque behind on your teeth. This plaque can cause cavities and gum disease if you don’t brush and floss your teeth regularly. Yet, brushing and flossing isn’t always enough to keep your teeth cavity-free and sparklingly white!
If plaque sits on your teeth for more than three to five days, it hardens and turns into calculus (tartar), which can’t be removed with brushing or flossing. The calculus on your teeth will then start to eat away at your enamel, causing cavities and irritating your gums. During regular cleanings at HollowBrook Dental, we scrape away any calculus on your teeth, advise you on the best brushing, flossing, and rinsing techniques and products, and help you keep your teeth sparkling and healthy.
If you brush and floss your teeth regularly, drink lots of water, and avoid sugary and starchy foods when you snack between meals, you might wonder why you need to visit the dentist for regular oral exams. After all, if you’re keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy, what else do you need?
In addition to thoroughly cleaning your teeth and protecting them with fluoride treatments, our dentists also perform a full oral exam. With the best radiographic instruments in the field, as well as intra-oral cameras and digital cavity-finding lasers, we detect tooth decay long before it becomes a problem.
During each oral examination, we screen for oral cancer. While these screenings cannot prevent cancer, they can catch it early for fast treatment and the best results possible.
With our advanced technology and years of experience, our mission is for each patient to have superior health. We offer radiation-free 3D scans of the teeth and gums to detect small or subtle changes.