The best and simplest possible way to avoid dental problems such as cavities, any dental pain, gum disease, and other emergencies is to simply prevent them in the very first place
Dental Cleaning at Padron Dental in Rockford
The best and simplest possible way to avoid dental problems such as cavities, any dental pain, gum disease, and other emergencies is to simply prevent them in the very first place. A solid oral hygiene routine starts at-home, combined with regular visits to Padron Dental for check-ups and dental cleanings every 6 months is a combination in prevention that is tough to beat. A regular dental cleaning is known as prophylaxis, a term that is applied to preventative care measures. During your regular teeth cleaning, our hygienist will scale and polish your teeth to remove all tartar that has developed up above the surface of the gum line.
The entire team at Padron Dental enjoy helping people in a field where they can apply knowledge, art, science, and beauty. Padron Dental specializes in prosthodontics, which is the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structure. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. We offer you comprehensive dental care in the convenience of one location utilizing the latest techniques in cosmetic, preventative, restorative, and implant dentistry. Call us today at 815-397-3820 to schedule your appointment for an examination and a good dental cleaning. We are conveniently located at 1646 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107.
What do Regular Dental Cleanings Entail?
Our regular dental cleanings follow a comprehensive oral exam. Once we have completed the exam, unless we have diagnosed gum disease, we will perform a regular cleaning. If you do have gum disease, we will recommend a deep cleaning below the surface of the gums first to treat the issue and then allow your mouth to heal.
During the first part of your regular dental cleaning, we will use a hand-held scaler to remove debris, calculus, and plaque from between your teeth and around your gum line. When this step of the cleaning is completed, a hygienist will then polish each tooth one by one using a special paste. We will also floss your teeth and make recommendations about your flossing technique.
Preventative Dental Cleaning for Adults
Padron Dental recommends that adults have their teeth cleaned at least twice a year. Good oral health is important at all ages. As you grow older, your risk for an oral infection will continue to increase. The older your teeth get, the more the protective enamel wears away, and it is easier to get a cavity. The best way to stay ahead of this is by consistently brushing and flossing twice a day in addition to visiting us on a regular basis. We offer flexible appointment times so that you can make an appointment around your family or work or schedule.
Dental Cleaning and Exams for Your Child
Our team works with patients of all ages and we know how to help children feel comfortable while visiting a dental office. Padron Dental recommends that teeth cleanings and exams begin at a young age. This is important to monitor that the baby teeth grow in properly and stay healthy until their adult teeth are ready to erupt. You may not realize how important healthy baby teeth are. Children will get cavities and gum disease just like adults. The difference is that children are less capable of understanding their discomfort. We strongly suggest that you bring in your child for dental cleanings and examinations at least twice a year. By doing this we can remain preventative together in removing any harmful plaque and bacteria.
While cleaning your child’s teeth, Padron Dental will focus on practicing gentle dentistry. By building a rapport with your child, they will begin to relax during their dental appointments which will result in their exams becoming fun instead of intimidating. We also suggest that you take the time to read stories about going to the dentist and play some games by teaching your child how to examine their toy’s teeth. These little steps can help your child to feel comfortable when getting their own teeth cleaned.
Sensitive Teeth Dental Cleaning
At Padron Dental, we practice gentle dentistry and will provide teeth cleanings if you have sensitive teeth. Sadly, many adults will avoid visiting their dentist due to the concern that their teeth will hurt during an exam or dental cleaning. When working with us, you can feel comfortable regardless of how sensitive your teeth are. We can offer a variety of sedation methods during your dental cleaning. Whether you need something to relax or direct pain medication, we can create a personal treatment plan that includes sedation so you can remain comfortable.
It is important to understand why your teeth become sensitive. Usually, it is from the enamel on the outside of the teeth wearing away. Enamel will wear with age, what you eat and improper oral health care. You need to continue visiting Padron Dental to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy. If not, the sensitivity can increase. We can discuss ways to reduce sensitivity, such as a fluoride treatment or a dental sealant.
Drs. Cassaro & Nguyen
Dr. Cassaro’s education began at Marquette University, where he earned his BS degree in Biomedical Sciences, with honors. He continued at Marquette University, attending their Dental School where he received his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Dr. Ashley Nguyen is originally from upstate New York. Her first interest in dentistry came from her desire to help others attain a beautiful and healthy smile. This eventually led her to the University at Buffalo where she obtained a BS degree in Biomedical Sciences, with honors. From there she attended dental school at Midwestern University located near Chicago, IL.
Oral Hygiene Education
During your teeth cleaning and examination, we will also suggest simple ways that you can keep your teeth and gums healthy at home. At Padron Dental, we believe that good oral hygiene at home is important to do in conjunction with visiting our team. We strongly recommend that you use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth twice a day and to use fluoride toothpaste. You should also floss daily to remove bacteria from between your teeth. Finishing with an antibacterial mouthwash will also help.
Your diet is also important for good oral health. Plenty of water is helpful as well as eating a diet that contains dairy products, lean protein, green vegetables, and complex carbs so that your body gets the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. We can provide additional tips and information like these during your dental cleaning and examinations.
Padron Dental Provides a Dental Experience that is Comfortable and Efficient
The team at Padron Dental will make your visit easy and comfortable. It is important to us at Padron Dental to provide each patient with the best dental experience possible. Therefore, we keep up to date on the latest dental technologies and techniques, to ensure that your dental cleaning is not only effective, but comfortable as well. Whether you need a dental cleaning and exam or an advanced dental implant procedure, we provide you with compassion and expertise. We have brightened the lives and smiles of many patients. Let us brighten yours! You can find us at 1646 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. Or simply give us a call at 815-397-3820 to get your appointment scheduled.