Routine Professional Dental Cleanings for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles
At Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental, we care for patients of all ages and at all life stages. Our team is particularly interested in treating many generations of families from in and around Westminster, Northglenn, Arvada, Boulder, and Thornton, Colorado. The relationships that support lovely and healthy smiles are built on a solid foundation of routine dental checkups. These checkups include professional cleaning services by our friendly and skilled dental hygienists.
Professional Dental Cleanings Matter
Brushing and flossing are just one part of a good oral hygiene routine. Excellent home care must be complemented by regular visits to our dental office. Standard toothbrushes and oral care products and techniques are limited in their ability to sufficiently remove all the substances that promote the development of tooth decay and gum disease. Our hygienists are specially trained to remove stubborn plaque buildup (known as “tartar” or “calculus”). They are also trained to safely, gently, and precisely use professional dental instruments to clean the teeth and gum line.
When our knowledgeable team removes bacteria, plaque, tartar, and lingering food particles, it reduces the risk of developing the leading causes of tooth loss. There is no opportunity for these substances to combine and produce the acids that erode tooth structure and supportive gum tissue and bone.
Additionally, cleanings present opportunities for our dentists and hygienists to evaluate the condition of your gums and teeth. We use special techniques and tools to measure the spaces between the gums and teeth. As gum disease progresses, these spaces grow larger. The bigger the periodontal pocket, the more severe the disease in your mouth. We can use these measurements to determine appropriate treatment methods. Depending on the severity of gum disease, we may recommend introducing oral care products and cleaning techniques. Professional services to buildup the teeth’s natural defenses, such as fluoride varnish treatment and Silver Diamide Fluoride “medicine”, may be in order. Some patients may benefit from a “deep cleaning” or Scaling and Root Planning when larger pockets are present with loss of bone support of your teeth.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Our dentists will recommend the best routine to suit your unique needs. “Standard” checkups with cleanings and comprehensive oral exams are scheduled mainly twice a year, at six-month intervals. This regimen is ideal for patients with otherwise healthy mouths. More frequent appointments are necessary for patients with Periodontal (gum) disease or patients with risk factors for oral conditions, such as those who smoke and use tobacco products. For a healthy, stain-free, and fresh-smelling smile, call (303) 800-6884 to book your visit at our Westminster, Colorado office. For your convenience, you may book an appointment online. Simply click on the “Schedule Now” tab on this website.