Importance of Routine Dental Care
Dr. Councill and Dr. Glass believe that preventive care is critical to maximizing dental health. Brushing and flossing are vital to the health and well-being of your mouth. However, maintaining good oral hygiene also requires check-ups and dental cleanings twice a year. Regular checkups/cleanings help prevent such dental problems as tooth decay and gum disease, as well as more serious diseases such as oral cancer. At Councill Dental Group we take a proactive approach to helping our patients keep their smiles healthy long-term.
Councill Dental Group’s Approach to a Dental Checkup
Dr. Councill and Dr. Glass begin every dental visit with a thorough consultation to determine your goals and expectations. The better we understand your wishes, the more closely we can come to achieving them and making you happy. Our comprehensive dental examination starts with a full evaluation, including blood pressure monitoring, an oral cancer screening using VELscope® technology, a periodontal evaluation, TMJ and bite analysis, and a tooth-by-tooth assessment. To capture the earliest signs of dental disease, which may be practically invisible to the naked eye, we use digital x-rays for our dental exams. Digital x-rays are safer, faster, and more accurate, reducing your exposure to radiation by 80 percent, and providing detailed images of your teeth and gums.
Upon completion of your dental examination, we will present our findings and recommend a personalized dental treatment plan designed to meet your specific needs. Whatever your requirements – from simple fillings to advanced solutions such as dental implants, Dr. Councill and Dr. Glass can treat all of your dental care needs, while providing you and your family excellent dentistry in a pleasant and relaxing environment.
Gentle Teeth Cleaning for a Brighter Smile
The foundation of sound dental care is routine cleaning and maintenance. The professional registered dental hygienists at Councill Dental Group will customize your cleaning based on your periodontal health. Ultrasonic scalers are sometimes used to make cleanings more comfortable and effective. We also employ special polishing pastes to remove stains and dental plaque, while at the same time polishing tooth surfaces to a beautiful shine. The result? A whiter, brighter, healthier smile!
Benefits of a Checkup and Cleaning
- Fresher breath
- Brighter teeth
- Reduced risk of gum disease and tooth decay
- Oral cancer screenings
Addressing Dental Anxiety
Studies show that up to 30 percent of adults suffer from dental anxiety. Dental fear prevents people from receiving even minor dental treatment, which has a negative impact on their overall dental health. At Councill Dental Group, we understand that your fears are real and may even be debilitating. Because Dr. Councill and Dr. Glass are certified and highly trained in oral and conscious dental sedation, they take great care to provide comprehensive sedation dentistry services for virtually every dental procedure.
Talk to Dr. Councill or Dr. Glass today to see which dental sedation technique is right for you.