New Patient Cleaning & Checkup
Our office uses advanced technology and modern techniques to ensure the highest quality dental care with minimal discomfort.
Regular cleanings are essential to both your oral and overall health! We’ll help you keep a healthy mouth and fresh breath so that you can enhance your relationships and live better.
Oral hygiene is imperative to maintaining a healthy body. Tartar and plaque build-ups can lead to tooth decay and gum disease when left unattended. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent many future problems. Let us help you ensure your teeth and gums stay in optimal health as we strive to improve and maintain your oral hygiene.
- Regular checkups can prevent gum disease
- Clean teeth and healthy gums
- Whiter smile
- Prevent cavities
- Reduce teeth sensitivity
- Freshen breath
Our goals are to help our patients learn about their oral health and to develop a plan to keep their teeth and gums healthy throughout their life.
Healthy, beautiful smiles for a lifetime
Whether you have been a patient at Elm Hill Dentistry for years or have just joined our team, we will continue to implement an oral health care plan that will keep your teeth strong and your gums healthy. We work along with you as a team, to ensure that you and your family maintain the best oral health possible. Preventive general dentistry is the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums and to identify small problems before they become serious.
We believe that oral health and the doctor-patient relationship does not stop when you walk out of our office door. Regular check-ups ensure that we are able to detect small changes, growths, swelling, broken teeth and any abnormalities. After your dental exam, we can take further steps to help with diagnosis if needed (x-rays, study models, intraoral photographs). We promote a daily home-care routine that best suits your individual needs. It’s a continuous process, wherein Dr. Iacovino and his team make recommendations on the best brushing and flossing techniques, and sometimes the implementation of additional tools, such as the use of fluoride at home.
Safety & Comfort
We can administer nitrous oxide to enhance patient comfort and relieve anxiety for patients of all ages. After you are comfortably seated in the dental chair, you will inhale the gas (a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen) through a face mask.
We will control the amount of nitrous oxide you receive to ensure your safety. You will begin to relax and will not recognize pain, so the dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable.
Typically a general cleaning will last around 60 minutes while one of our qualified hygienists gently cleans the surfaces of your teeth. The process rids your teeth of any built up tartar, plaque, and stains by using an ultrasonic water scaler and various manual scalers. The hygienist will then carefully examine your mouth for any existing or potential problems such as decay or periodontal disease.
HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?
If you come in for regular cleanings, your appointment should last approximately 30 minutes. However, time may vary depending on your oral hygiene.
WILL IT HURT TO GET MY TEETH CLEANED?
New advances in the dental industry have allowed for a very comfortable experience during regular cleanings. However, some discomfort may be felt during cleaning near the gum line.
WHY DO I NEED TO GET MY TEETH CLEANED OFTEN?
A professional cleaning can get to places in your mouth that you can’t with a toothbrush of floss. It is important to rid your mouth of the harmful bacteria hiding below your gums.
WILL MY CLEANING BE COVERED BY MY INSURANCE?
Most of our treatments are covered by a majority of insurance companies. For a more detailed explanation of your coverage please call your service provider.