Dental Exam, Cleaning & Whitening

Creative Dentistry of Atlanta

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Atlanta, GA & Covington, GA

To keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling their best, you need to maintain general upkeep. The best way is to supplement your own oral health care routine with help from the professionals led by Anitha R. Reddy, DMD, at Creative Dentistry of Atlanta. Getting regular dental exams, cleanings, and whitening touch-ups will ensure your smile remains radiant and that concerns such as decay and gum disease are always caught in the early stages. To schedule your next routine visit or whitening procedure at Creative Dentistry of Atlanta, call or click today and set up a time to come into the Atlanta or Covington, Georgia, office.

Dental Exam, Cleaning & Whitening Q & A

Why do I need regular dental exams and cleanings?

Dental exams are important since they help Dr. Reddy and the team at Creative Dentistry of Atlanta catch signs of trouble early on when things are easier to treat. Without regular exams, problems can linger and worsen to the point where costly, time-consuming dental work becomes necessary.

A regular professional cleaning is an essential part of your oral health care routine. No matter how well you brush and floss at home, there are spots you miss. Without professional cleanings, plaque can accumulate in problem areas and eventually harden and turn into tartar. Over time, this neglect can lead to severe gum disease, tooth decay, or even tooth loss. Professional cleanings at Creative Dentistry of Atlanta get rid of harmful plaque and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Periodontal disease is closely linked to certain health conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Since cleanings do such an effective job of combating periodontal disease, they can seriously impact your overall health.

It’s important that you come in for dental exams and cleanings at least twice a year.

What happens during a dental exam and cleaning?

During a dental exam, the team at Creative Dentistry of Atlanta uses tiny mirrors to look around inside your mouth for any signs of trouble. They inspect carefully, checking for decay, cavities, sores, oral cancer signs, and more. This part of each checkup is an important part of your preventive care.

Cleanings involve the use of special dental instruments to target hard-to-reach areas and remove plaque from in and around your teeth. It’s typically a painless, yet arduous process. First, Dr. Reddy will use a scaler to prod around and dig out plaque. Then, she’ll use a high-powered electric toothbrush to do another pass. This is followed by an expert flossing and a final polish.

How does teeth whitening work?

Everyone once in a while, you may feel your smile needs a touch-up. A teeth whitening procedure is an excellent way to revamp your smile quickly and easily. During a teeth whitening, Dr. Reddy uses a special dental bleaching agent to break up the concentrations of stains on your teeth and give them a whiter appearance.

Teeth-staining food and drinks, such as coffee and dark teas, can lead to discoloration on your teeth. However, with in-office whitening procedures that take under an hour — or individualized whitening trays you can wear at home over the course of a few short weeks — you can brighten your smile several shades.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening either in the office or at home — with the guidance of Dr. Reddy — is perfectly safe. There are minimal side effects, most commonly tooth sensitivity after contact with the bleaching agent, but this subsides on its own quickly. The results of teeth whitening should last at least 1-2 years, and potentially more with good oral hygiene.

If it’s time to touch up your smile or schedule your next professional cleaning, call the professionals at Creative Dentistry of Atlanta or use the online booking tool today.