Regular checkups and x-rays are fundamental for the best possible oral health. We recommend that each patient visit our office every six months for oral examinations. For those with specialized treatment needs, visits may be scheduled more frequently as needed.
Professional Dental Hygiene
Regularly scheduled visits to Advanced Dental Concepts are an essential part of your dental health, preventing gum disease and keeping your smile healthy and bright!
Dental plaque and calculus can be removed through daily brushing and flossing, but there are places in your mouth that you cannot reach with a toothbrush and dental floss. That is why a professional cleaning done by one of our registered dental hygienists will ensure the very best removal of calculus in those hard-to-reach places.
Part of our dental practice at Advanced Dental Concepts is to instruct our patients regarding appropriate at-home dental hygiene to maintain optimal oral health and a healthy smile for life. Dr. Jorgensen’s team will guide you in all features of at-home dental hygiene, including proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Fluoride is an essential mineral that is generally found in food and water. Each day, fluoride helps strengthen the layer of enamel and prevent tooth decay from plaque and bacteria naturally found in the mouth.
Fluoride can also be directly applied to teeth that are not receiving an adequate amount of remineralization through the consumption of fluoride found in food and water. Dr. Jorgensen may recommend applications of fluoride to benefit your overall dental health.
There may be a time when tooth sealants are necessary to maintain a healthy smile. Tooth sealants consist of a thin coat of resin that is applied to the grooves of teeth where food and plaque collects, proving difficult to remove through daily brushing. A tooth sealant effectively “seals” this part of the tooth, protecting it from tooth decay. This procedure is quick, painless, and wears well over time.
Periodontal Disease & Scaling and Root Planing
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease or periodontitis, is a condition that results from an infection in the bone and gums around teeth. Bacteria found in plaque irritate gum tissue, resulting in redness, swelling and bleeding around teeth. If left untreated, gum tissue separates from teeth, causing “pockets” (or spaces) to develop along the gumline. This deterioration eventually leads to tooth loss.
Scaling and root planing is a procedure that treats the progression of periodontal disease. This deeper cleaning reaches in between gums and teeth down to the roots. allows Dr. Jorgensen and a registered dental hygienist to provide a deeper cleaning between the compromised teeth and gums, preventing progression of the disease.
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can result in several kinds of dental problems, including jaw pain, headaches, ear and neck aches, and sensitive teeth. Teeth grinding can also have more serious, long-term effects, such as broken, chipped or cracked teeth.
If you experience any of these symptoms, Dr. Jorgensen can help you find out if they are due to teeth grinding. Once teeth grinding has been diagnosed, Dr. Jorgensen can provide a nightguard custom-fitted to your mouth by taking a simple impression of your top and bottom teeth. Dr. Jorgensen will take special care to ensure that your nightguard is adjusted to your needs and fits perfectly for maximum protection.