Dental Cleanings & Dental Check Ups
Taking advantage of routine preventive dental care like dental check ups and dental cleanings can make all the difference in maintaining a healthy and attractive smile. Dr. Abedi and Dr. Ardalan are highly qualified dental care providers with an experienced team of skilled and compassionate dental care professionals. Dr. Abedi and Dr. Ardalan want to partner with you to ensure that you can enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. Our office uses the latest dental diagnostic technology to identify and stop potential decay and damage at the earliest stages. If you’re looking for a quality dental check up and a dental cleaning infused with warmth and comfort, make an appointment with Dr. Abedi or Dr. Ardalan today.
During a dental cleaning, XO Dentistry’s hygienist will gently remove tartar buildup from each of your teeth and polish your enamel in order to remove minor staining. Removing tartar (also called calculus) is important because it harbors harmful bacteria that cause inflammation of the gums and breakdown of the gum and bone that support the teeth. In many cases, an ultrasonic scaler is used. This technology uses sound waves and water to remove tartar and disrupt bacteria around the teeth. It is considered by many researchers to be an ideal method for preventive and therapeutic cleaning of the teeth. The hygienist will also check your gums for possible signs of periodontal disease and will alert Dr. Abedi or Dr. Ardalan so that you can begin additional treatment if needed.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Dr. Abedi and Dr. Ardalan always hold the well-being of their patients as the highest priority. By relying on digital X-rays, Dr. Abedi and Dr. Ardalan are able to make precise and detailed images of your teeth that are instantly accessible on a conveniently placed monitor in your appointment room. The doctor can “show and tell” you all about your treatment plan and potential areas of concern. In this way, your dental check up appointment recommendations are easier to understand. Digital x-rays also emit 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays and are therefore a much safer option. By following the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) FDA guidelines, Dr. Abedi and Dr. Ardalan take only the radiographs that are absolutely necessary for diagnosis and to complete your treatment.
Oral Bacteria Testing
With the help of the latest technology, during your dental check up, Dr. Abedi and Dr. Ardalan can diagnose the likelihood of future decay before it has a chance to take root in your mouth. This can be achieved with a bacterial test using an ATP meter. The test is quick and painless, yielding reviewable results in a matter of seconds. The screening will give the doctor a strong indication of your individual risk for future decay. Dr. Abedi and Dr. Ardalan can help you with recommendations that will reduce your risk for decay, such as antibacterial rinses and re-mineralizing.
Oral Cancer Screening
Did you know that thousands of people every year are diagnosed with oral cancer? This disease can be devastating and even deadly if left untreated for too long. That’s why diagnosing oral cancer in its earliest stages is so crucial to the treatment process. Dr. Abedi and Dr. Ardalan can quickly and comfortably scan for oral cancer as a part of your routine dental check up. They will be looking for any tissue abnormalities that could suggest its presence. The doctors and their experienced team are devoted to protecting your overall health and your smile.