In addition to brushing and flossing every day at home, getting professional checkups and cleanings is also essential to maintaining healthy teeth and avoiding the most common oral health problems. Dr. Hoop’s exams are extremely thorough and will make sure you’re never caught off guard by a cavity or gum disease, and thanks to our expert hygiene team, you’ll leave every cleaning with lusciously smooth teeth. To schedule your next appointment at Total Dental Solutions, contact us today.
During your checkup and cleaning appointment, our hygiene team will meticulously remove built-up plaque and tartar from those hard-to-reach areas of your mouth that you frequently miss while brushing and flossing. Dr. Hoop will also give you an exam that looks at the condition of your teeth, gums, jawbone, and bite so that he can detect (and treat) any potential issues before they cause pain or lasting damage.
Did you know that up to 25% of new oral cancer diagnoses are found in young, healthy people who don’t engage in risky behaviors like tobacco use? That’s why we give everyone an oral cancer screening as part of their regular checkups. If we find a suspicious growth or sore in your mouth, we can organize for a biopsy and proper diagnosis right away. If treatment is needed, it can be begun without delay, providing the best chance for a full recovery.
Most people are exposed to fluoride daily, whether through the food they eat, the tap water they drink, or the oral healthcare products they use. This helpful mineral is proven to strengthen the enamel and make it more resistant to decay, and for our patients who could benefit from extra protection, we provide topical fluoride treatments. We simply apply a highly concentrated gel to the teeth during a cleaning to keep the teeth nice and healthy between appointments.
Do you have bad breath all the time and don’t know why? This could be due to ineffective oral hygiene, or you might have a serious infection like gum disease. Whatever the cause may be, Dr. Hoop can help you identify it and then show you how to ensure you’re always minty fresh. For patients with gum disease, he can provide ongoing care that will eliminate foul-smelling bacteria as well as preserve the health of the smile.
All sports, contact or not, carry with them the risk of dental injury. Fortunately, a lot of broken and knocked out teeth can be prevented simply by wearing a mouthguard whenever someone hits the field, mat, or court. Dr. Hoop can provide you with a customized guard designed to fit your particular teeth, which will make it more comfortable and protective compared to anything you’ll find at the store.