Dental Hygiene West Seneca NY

To keep your smile healthy, you should plan to schedule a prophylactic dental cleaning every six months. At West Seneca Smiles, your hygiene appointment is focused on keeping your teeth and gums well, so that you can lower your risk of common problems like periodontal disease and tooth decay.

During your checkup at our West Seneca, NY office, you’ll have access to:

  • A gentle cleaning with our dental hygienist
  • Low-radiation digital X-rays
  • Oral cancer exam
  • Periodontal evaluation
  • Dental exam
  • Fluoride and sealants, if necessary
  • Oral hygiene tips and advice

We’ll show you how to keep your smile clean and free of gum disease, so that you can count on healthy teeth that last for life.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Also known as “gum disease”, periodontal infections cause your gum and bone structures to shrink and pull away from your teeth. If gingivitis isn’t reversed with good home care, it will progress into this advanced disease. Our West Seneca, NY dentist recommends watching for symptoms like:

  • Swollen gums that bleed easily
  • Gum recession
  • Halitosis
  • Sore or loose teeth
  • Sensitivity
  • Tartar buildup and stain
  • Food catching between your teeth

During your exam at West Seneca Smiles, we’ll carefully measure where your gums and bone levels attach to your teeth. If you’re starting to exhibit signs of periodontal disease, it’s important to treat it as soon as possible.

A therapeutic deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) will remove bacterial deposits from your root surfaces and deep gum pockets around each tooth. Once we’ve thoroughly cleaned all areas of your mouth, we’ll place you on a 3-4 month periodontal maintenance program to prevent the risk of tooth loss.

Are You Due for a Dental Cleaning?

Contact West Seneca Smiles today for your next appointment. Patients of all ages are welcome.