If you would like to find an affordable way to make sure your family’s teeth are healthy, you should start with prevention. The preventive treatments we offer at Burien Dental Clinic can stop many problems before they start, helping you avoid costly dental work in the future
We all want to look our best, and an attractive smile is important. But beautiful smiles are built around excellent oral health.
Dr. Blake Sessions will listen to your concerns so he can understand what’s important to you. He will then work with you to develop a plan for treatment that’s customized to fit your needs and goals for a whole and healthy smile.
Dental Exams and Professional Cleanings
You can stay a step ahead of problems by keeping up with scheduled exams and cleanings every six months. These appointments help us monitor your oral health and find and treat minor problems before they worsen and threaten your oral health.
These visits are also a great time for you to let us know what's on your mind and if you have any questions or concerns we need to address.
No matter how conscientious you are about your oral hygiene routine, only regular dental cleanings with a skilled hygienist can get rid of plaque and tartar that build up on your teeth. That’s why we follow the guidelines of the American Dental Association and recommend twice-yearly cleanings for you and your family.
Treatment for Gum Disease
If you neglect your oral hygiene and skip dental cleanings, you put yourself at risk for gum disease, which is a serious threat to your oral health and overall well-being. Gum disease is a chronic infection that attacks the gum and bone around your teeth. Without treatment, periodontal disease can cause your teeth to loosen and eventually lead to tooth and bone loss.
If your hygienist finds signs of gum disease, your treatment will be customized for your needs. The type of treatment we recommend depends on the extent of disease we find.
In some cases, more frequent professional cleanings may be enough to stop gum disease in its tracks. However, advanced gum disease (periodontitis) will require a deep cleaning procedure by our hygienist. Our goal is for you be a part of your own oral health care, so we will take the time to explain your treatment plan in detail and answer any questions you may have.
Positive Steps to a Healthier Smile
Looking after your oral health is a positive thing, and we want you to feel good about following through with your routine appointments. We stress patient education because we know that when you are informed, you are more likely to take the necessary steps to protect your oral health.
There’s a good chance that you won’t be plagued by dental problems if you follow prevention as explained by Dr. Sessions. Dental cleanings allow us to stay a step ahead of gum disease, making them one of the most important services we offer. Please contact Burien Dental Clinic, and we will be happy to help you arrange your next dental exam and cleaning.