Routine dental checkups are the key to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile.
The American Dental Association, and your dentist in Plantation FL, Dr. Dham, recommends that all patients receive two professional dental cleanings every year. From the emergence of a child’s first tooth, patients should start visiting the dentist every six months for life.
Routine dental cleanings remove tough to reach plaque and tartar buildup from between the teeth. Dr. Dham is able to monitor the development of teeth and can spot early indications of any developing oral health concerns.
Patients who visit the dentist at least twice a year experience less tooth decay, have a lower risk of gum disease and enjoy an overall healthier smile. Brushing and flossing twice a day every day is a great way to keep teeth clean between visits to our Plantation, FL dentist office.
At your routine dental exam, Dr. Dham or a member of our dental care team can make personalized recommendations on brushing and flossing techniques. We will also recommend the best products to use to promote your optimal oral health.
This is NOT the typical dentist office! Wonder people who provide great personal service. I actually like going to their office. You are more than a number, they really care, and the dentist is an exceptional person.David B.
A pleasure being a Westside Dental Patient!! Dr. Dham is super friendly, knowledgeable....a DREAM!!! Staff extremely friendly.Gene S.
I had a great experience at this dental office. The place was clean, the environment was friendly, and the staff answered all of my questions in a very helpful way. I got a great cleaning too. I love how smooth my teeth feel after I have them cleaned!Jamie L.
The staff and Dr. Dham are very friendly. The office is always very clean and welcoming. I have a slight fear of the dentists. Yet, I've had all of my wisdom teeth extracted in the past. Today I had a root canal. Although this procedure is quite scary (at least…Emilia C.
The best Dentist in South Florida. Everyone at this office is wonderful to deal with. No reason to go anywhere else. I have recommended this office to many of my friends.Mary K.
I am very impressed with Dr. Uttma and her professionalism. She is a very knowledgeable dentist with extensive cosmetic and Invisalign training. I would definitely refer my family and friends to her for their care!!Dani C.
I would suggest that anyone opening a practice set up a shadowing session with Dr. Uttma and her staff. They'll show you exactly what patient's expect during a visit. There have been so many times where I've scheduled appts with other offices and they don't even do the work. No…NJ J
I wish I had met Dr. Dharm and her staff years ago. Better late than never. This was the most extensive dental work I have ever had. Dr. Dharm's skill and concern got me through it all. Her staff is not only professional but caring and friendly. They are all…Nia I.
Dental Cleanings What to Expect
At Westside Dental Center you can always expect to be treated with compassionate and attentive care. Our dental hygienist will make sure you are comfortable and can answer any questions you may have about your dental cleaning.
Our dental hygienists are highly trained and experienced certified professionals. They practice with a gentle hand and make dental cleanings as easy and relaxing as possible.
Using special cleaning tools, your hygienist will carefully scrape away any plaque or tartar build up. The hygienist uses tools that can reach all surfaces of the teeth, leaving your smile feeling fresh and clean.
For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Dham may discuss sedation dentistry options with you prior to your scheduled cleaning. Together, you and your dentist in Plantation Florida can choose a sedation method that will work for you.
Dental Cleaning FAQs
How long can you go between dental cleanings?
We recommend that you schedule dental cleanings twice annually, about six months apart. This timeline varies between individuals, some needing to come in more frequently, and some needing to come in less. To ensure that your dental health is well maintained it is important to schedule regular cleanings and checkups.
Do dental cleanings make a difference?
Dental cleanings by a professional will make a large difference in your oral health. Dental cleanings remove built up plaque and bacteria that cause cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. They make a large difference in a patient’s odds of developing any of the previous mentioned conditions.
What to do after cleaning teeth?
After a dental cleaning patients should avoid eating until all numbness has left their mouth. Some slight swelling and discomfort is entirely normal. Patients can take OTC medications to help alleviate pain. Saltwater rinses are also recommended to soothe discomfort.
What are the benefits of teeth cleaning?
The top benefits of regularly scheduled teeth cleanings include a brighter smile, cavity and tooth loss prevention, reduced bad breath, and an overall health boost. Your oral health directly impacts your overall health, so taking care of your teeth will increase the health and function of your entire body.
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