So many dental issues can be easily prevented with routine cleanings and exams. Did you know that it only takes 6 months for plaque and tartar to build up as the result of bacteria living off the bits of food trapped in hard to reach places? This presence of bacteria causes the teeth to decay, which forms cavities. Routine cleanings allow for the effective removal of these bacteria, while routine exams help to catch issues like oral cancer early on. Check out the preventative services we provide at our Franklin dental office below!
The first step in preventative oral hygiene is knowing where your dental health currently stands. Dental X-rays give our team an in-depth look into the health of your teeth, inside and out. Technology has come a long way, and the radiation used in dental X-rays is about the same level of exposure as a 2-hour airplane flight! As a precaution, however, we still conduct all safety protocol to keep both our staff and our patients safe in the process.
Cleanings are highly encouraged every 6 months. Have you ever wondered why? That’s exactly how much time it takes for bacteria to form a layer of plaque on your teeth, which cannot be reached with regular brushing or flossing. Only a dental professional has the tools and experience to reach those hard to reach places. Our staff also takes this time to look for other warning signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, etc.
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Advanced Laser Dentistry with Epic Hygiene
Modern dental technology uses laser procedures to give patients a less invasive, more comfortable dental treatment experience. Dental Bliss uses laser dentistry to provide a comfortable experience delivered in a shorter amount of time! Our state-of-the-art dental lasers are used for a wide range of procedures, including periodontal therapy and the early detection of tooth decay.
Using the Biolase Epic Hygiene™ laser, we can help achieve and maintain optimal periodontal health by addressing the following needs:
- Reduction of bacteria and inflammation
- Removal of debris from periodontal pockets
- Treatment for aphthous ulcers & herpetic lesions
We're proud to offer the Epic Hygiene laser, the only laser cleared by the FDA for laser bacterial reduction! When you visit Dental Bliss, you can trust in our technology to bring you the best available treatment!
Oral Cancer Screenings
One of the most overlooked diseases, at every appointment, we do a screening for oral cancer. Our advanced technology will help us determine if the disease is present. We’ll even work side by side with an Oncology Specialist to create a custom plan of care just for you.
Sealants are important for children because it coats the molars with a tooth-colored layer that protects the teeth from bacteria as the child’s teeth continue to develop, and as the child continues to develop their own exceptional at home hygiene routine!
Home Care Kits
After every visit, you’ll be sent home with a home care kit, including a new toothbrush (which should actually be replaced every three months), travel toothpaste, and floss. We also give our patients the opportunity to buy specially requested products such as prescription level products or electric toothbrushes. Unsure which direction to brush in, or how to reach your back teeth? Never hesitate to openly ask our staff for home care tips!