Teeth Cleaning and Plaque Removal in Fort Smith and Rogers, AR
Parklane Family Dental was founded on the premise that everyone should have access to quality, compassionate dental care. From teeth cleanings, checkups and teeth whitening to root canals, veneers and implants, we care for your complete oral health.
ORAL EXAMINATIONS AND Teeth CLEANING
Even regular brushing and flossing isn’t enough to solve every dental issue that can arise. Regular in-office exams from Parklane Family Dental are essential for preventing gum disease, tooth decay, and solving small issues before they become big problems. During your dental cleaning, our exceptional dental hygienists will remove any plaque or tartar regular brushing simply cannot adequately address.
After the cleaning, your dentist will examine your mouth to make sure your teeth and gums are in good health. If we find anything out of the ordinary, we will let you know and can schedule additional dental appointments to bring your smile back to perfect health.
CALCULUS (TARTAR) REMOVAL
Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the outside of the teeth. It is a mix of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva that builds up naturally over time, but it must be removed regularly to prevent disease in the mouth and reduce gum inflammation. Parklane Family Dental leaves your mouth fresh and clean after a dental cleaning!
After cleanings and examinations, Parklane Family Dental offers fluoride treatment to help inhibit tooth decay. Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in water (usually added to drinking water, might be misleading, naturally occuring in some water...but not typically) and other foods; it strengthens teeth and makes them more resistant to acid and decay from oral bacteria and sugars.
When used properly, it can also reverse the effects of early tooth decay. We recommend that all of our patients use regular in-office fluoride treatments as well as fluoride containing toothpastes at home to fight cavities and strengthen teeth. Our office uses a higher concentration of fluoride than that found in toothpaste or mouthwash so you get the best results.