Most people see a course laden with water traps, sand traps, and an unfavorable wind, but you see a wide range of possibilities. You make no qualms about your lack of golfing prowess, but you enjoy it nonetheless. There are endless possibilities for you to hook and slice into. The best part about the course is how it clears your mind. It’s not quite working its magic today because of all things, you’re thinking about your teeth. It’s been years since you’ve been visited the dentist, and now your teeth are starting to feel it. Everyone is a little nervous to go to the dentist, but you’re definitely more anxious about it than most. Why does getting a simple teeth cleaning have to be so nerve-wracking? Fortunately for you, there is a Plantation dentist who is ready for a patient just like you.
Why Brushing and Flossing Is Not Enough
One of the most basic ways you learn to take care of yourself is through brushing and flossing your teeth every day. It’s probably one of the first things you learned how to do on your own. While it is one of the best ways to clean your teeth and gums, it simply isn’t enough. The teeth have many tiny crevices where food and bacteria can accumulate. This is especially prevalent in your back teeth where most of the chewing is done. Some of these crevices are entirely too small for your toothbrush to reach. Plaque can eventually build up and harden into tartar, which is one of the leading causes of tooth decay and gum disease. Some of these areas on your teeth never actually get brushed during your normal routine. This is where a professional cleaning by our team at Sleep Dentists can help you.
The Importance of Dental Cleanings
You’ve probably heard that twice a year check-ups at the dentist are highly recommended for complete oral health. A standard part of these regular visits is a thorough cleaning. This is when we use highly specialized tools to reach the trouble spots on your teeth that are typically missed and can give you trouble down the road. We also give your teeth a thorough coating of fluoride with a special brush to help protect them. This cleaning only takes a few minutes and is painless. These regular visits are also when we give you a general oral examination. We may take X-rays so we can get a better look at your mouth, which will be immediately shown to you so you can see what we see. This enables us to catch problems early and prevent them from becoming bigger, more painful ones. Oral cancer screenings can also be included.
Special Care for Anxious Patients
Sleep Dentists cater to people who are especially nervous about going to the dentist. We offer a variety of sedation techniques in order you accommodate you. You can be given something to help you relax in the chair, or be completely sedated if need be. Everyone needs a complete dental cleaning at least twice a year, so even if you are a little afraid of going to dentist, we know we can make it possible for you.