Dental Cleanings & Exams in Nederland, TX
The right kind of professional dental cleaning is important in order to maintain your oral health. At Nederland Family Dental, our professional dental cleanings are not one size fits all. We customize treatment in order to address your unique conditions and health concerns.
We determine the health of your gums by performing an evaluation before we get started on your dental cleaning. That way, we treat you in a way that makes sense for your personal dental health.
At Nederland Family Dental, we have a team of highly skilled hygienists. All four of our hygienists collaborate on treatment and techniques in order to provide our patients with effective, efficient, and comfortable care.
Professional Dental Cleanings
Our hygienists use special instruments and techniques to gently remove calculus, plaque, and stains from your teeth. Calculus comes from minerals in your saliva combined with plaque from food residue. Once it reaches a hardened state, you will need assistance from a professional to remove it because brushing and flossing will not be enough. When left untreated, calculus can negatively affect the health of your gums.
After we remove the calculus from your teeth, we will polish them with a special paste to eliminate any remaining particles and surface stains. Polishing your teeth brings out their natural shine and gives them that smooth, fresh feeling.
Professional Dental Exams
An essential component in preventative family dentistry is a regular examination from your dentist. At our Nederland dental office, our dentist, G. Whitney Gomez DDS, is both thorough and gentle. He looks for dental conditions such as decay, periodontal disease, cracks, wear, problems with your bite, and gum recession. We utilize an intraoral camera, enabling you to see exactly what we are seeing. If Dr. Gomez finds something he is concerned about, he will let you know right away. Together, we can find a solution that works best for you.
Dr. Gomez believes in educating his patients and helps them play an active role in their treatment by keeping them informed of any problems as well as sharing the pros and cons of various treatment options.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer affects approximately 43,000 Americans each year. Oral cancer attacks any area inside your mouth, throat, and lips. Because it is a particularly deadly form of cancer, early detection and treatment is essential and improves your outcome dramatically.
You may not notice, but Dr. Gomez performs an oral cancer screening during his professional dental exams. He knows the signs and symptoms of oral cancer and closely examines your mouth for any suspicious lesions or discoloration.
Your dentist is often the only doctor looking closely in your mouth for signs of cancer and is the first to report a potential problem, increasing your likelihood of survival. In fact, your dentist may save your life.
Call to Schedule Your Professional Cleaning and Exam
Whether you are a new patient or a valued existing patient, call us to schedule your next professional cleaning and exam. Our team will work with you in order to achieve and maintain excellent oral health for you and your entire family.