Many patients who already have a good oral hygiene routine at home may wonder why they have to visit the dentist every year. However, even with a routine, scheduling regular dental appointments adds benefits to your oral health and overall health. Dr. Shawna Hoffert and the team at Red Maple Dental provide high-quality routine dental care in Asheville, NC. Along with her dental team, Dr. Hoffert is dedicated to helping patients maintain their smiles.
Professional Dental Cleanings
Our dental hygienists provide thorough, professional dental cleanings to patients of all ages. Also known as dental prophylaxis, professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that covers teeth. Once plaque hardens, it becomes tartar, which is more difficult to remove. Dental cleanings also help prevent the development of dental cavities and gum disease. These problems can eat away at the tooth enamel or the gums if left unchecked.
Checkups and Examinations
We take digital x-rays and routinely examine the teeth and gums at routine appointments. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms of a dental problem, we can be able to find any early signs of a developing oral health issue.
One of the most common issues that we can help treat at routine appointments is gingivitis or gum inflammation. Many patients who brush but do not floss regularly are at risk for irritated, red, or bleeding gums. Over time, this can develop into gum disease. Cleaning and examining the smile helps our team find these signs and stop their progression.
Additionally, during a consultation with Dr. Hoffert, patients can discuss their current oral health concerns, including any pain or discomfort with their smile. Dr. Hoffert can create a customized treatment plan using information gathered from x-rays and their current symptoms.
Schedule Your Routine Dental Visit Today
Are you due for a visit to the dentist? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Hoffert online. If you are a new patient of Red Maple Dental, call (828)-358-1925. Current patients may call (828) 252-7304. Please let Dr. Hoffert or a member of her team know if you have any further questions, they will be happy to help you!