Dentists regularly perform many different types of treatments – both surgical and non-surgical. Some of the non-surgical ones are just as necessary as the surgical ones, and many of them will help to beautify or preserve your teeth. Among them, several of these non surgical treatments can help you.
This step is essential to the preservation of your teeth and gums. The dental technician will perform this treatment. It involves removing any plaque and tartar from your teeth, and some stains may also be eliminated. After polishing your teeth, they will look better and brighter and will feel cleaner, too.
When you want really white teeth, your dentist can give you teeth that are sure to make yours stand out. Teeth whitening, also called teeth bleaching, will remove the stains and dingy white or yellow appearance of your teeth. By having the dentist do it, your teeth can get as much as six shades whiter. You can also get customized trays from the dentist to get teeth whitening at home. The chemicals are much stronger than you can get anywhere else – which means whiter teeth.
Dental veneers are another of the non surgical treatments available. These caps for the front of your teeth can correct many imperfections such as discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, short teeth, and gaps between teeth. This is the method that many celebrities use to get their magnificent smiles.
While the best veneers are made of porcelain, a less expensive version is also available. Composite resin veneers can produce the same results, but they are not as durable and are not translucent like the porcelain ones.
Scaling and Root Planing
When you have the early stages of periodontal gum disease, you need the help of a dentist to remove the bacteria causing it. Scaling and root planing is a common procedure that removes the bacteria and inflammation in the gums. It is also used to smooth out the teeth surfaces so that the bacteria cannot easily come back and start new colonies.
Children are most prone to developing cavities between the ages of 6 and 14. They can be given two types of treatment to prevent dental decay. Dentists offer a fluoride treatment which helps to strengthen the teeth against acid erosion, and dental sealants which provides an acrylic barrier between the teeth and the bacteria. It is applied on the back teeth’s top surfaces which are harder to keep clean.
Making regular dental checkups, which usually includes dental cleaning, can help the dentist keep an eye on tooth decay and gum disease. The dentist can also provide oral cancer screenings at the same time, which is especially valuable for people who are high risk for it (smokers, alcoholics, people with weak immune systems or HPV, and more).
The dentists at Bright White Dental provides many non surgical treatments to help people maintain good oral health and beautiful teeth. We offer preventive dentistry for the entire family and a wide variety of dental services.