Dental Cleanings & Check-Ups
We Can Take Care of Your Smile
A visit to the dentist can provide your smile with great benefits. Our team at Glen Mills Dental is here to help you maintain good oral health and diagnose any dental problems before they advance.
We offer general dentistry services to our patients to help keep track of your dental well-being and hygiene. Explore our guide to learn about these treatments we provide that will ensure your smile remains healthy beautiful.
Teeth Cleanings & Exams
Your oral health is important, not only for your smile but for your overall well-being, too. In order to achieve a healthy smile, biannual dental appointments are essential to maintain your dental health.
With Dr. Kim and our team, your hygiene visits are done efficiently and comfortably. During your regular check-ups, we’ll perform an exam on your teeth, gums, and jaw to ensure there’s no infection or decay.
After your oral exam, one of our hygienists will perform a deep cleaning on your teeth and gums to remove any built-up plaque. These appointments will help address dental problems like gum disease or cavities that you may not be aware of at home.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is a serious disease that affects over 50,000 Americans every year. Early detection by Dr. Kim makes it a lot easier to treat this disease effectively. That’s why we always provide oral cancer screenings as part of your dental examination.
The screening only takes a few minutes, and it’s worth the time to preserve your peace of mind. Most importantly, if we do find anything out of the ordinary, we’ll make sure you get the appropriate care as soon as possible.
A cavity is a space in your tooth enamel caused by an infection known as tooth decay. Plaque and tartar that form on your teeth feed the bacteria that cause decay. Without treatment, this can lead to tooth loss, so it’s important to seek professional care right away if you’re feeling any pain or sensitivity in your teeth.
If you have a cavity, we’ll customize a tooth-colored filling to restore your tooth. Our composite resin fillings are highly durable and they closely match the color of your natural teeth to ensure a stunning smile. They also bond directly to your tooth structure, eliminating spaces where dangerous bacteria can seep in.
Gentle Root Canal Therapy
The innermost layer of a tooth is called the pulp. If this tissue becomes infected, a filling won’t be enough to reverse the damage. Thankfully, we provide gentle root canal therapy to treat your infected tooth and preserve your oral health.
Root canal therapy can be done at our Glen Mills dental office safely and efficiently. Dr. Kim will gently remove the infection from the pulp and restore your tooth with a filling or crown. This treatment will save your tooth and further prevent you from needing a tooth extraction or dental implant in the future.
Proper At-Home Care
Taking care of your smile at home is just as important as coming in for your regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings. Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing with mouthwash afterward are all essential to maintaining a healthy smile.
Additionally, you should follow a well-balanced, nutritional diet to ensure your teeth and gums remain in good health.