Proudly serving the Gainesville community since 1987.
Everyone wants healthy teeth and gums for a bright and beautiful smile. But achieving excellent oral health doesn’t happen overnight — it requires an ongoing commitment to regular dental care. A number of factors impact oral health, including diet, lifestyle, brushing and flossing habits, medications you take and your overall health. We look at your overall health, as well as your dental health, to achieve a more holistic approach to achieving and maintaining your oral health.
During your first hygiene visit at our office, you can expect a full set of X-rays, head and neck exam, oral cancer screening, photos, periodontal screening, and thorough teeth cleaning. By the end of your appointment, you will be given a full report of any and all findings. With these findings will come an explanation of the conditions and consequences of leaving things untreated as well as treatment options. After your initial cleaning, if no concerns are seen, we put you into a recall system to keep you on a regular cleaning schedule, this can range from 2-4 cleanings a year, depending on your needs.
Maintaining these appointments is important for your oral health as well as preventing complications with existing dental work. If you have not had your teeth cleaned for a while or you have signs of active gum disease, we may recommend an additional cleaning or a deep cleaning to ensure we have properly addressed your needs. We are committed to educating our patients about their oral health and providing the best care available.
People often think about their dental health only when they are in pain or need an emergency dentist appointment. Though dental emergencies do happen, regular teeth cleanings reduce the chance of patients requiring emergency dental care. There are numerous advantages to regular teeth cleanings, including identifying early warning signs of serious dental issues.
Bacteria and bits of food combine in your mouth to form white, sticky plaque. When left long enough, plaque becomes tartar. This can cause tooth decay, which often leads to cavities. Twice-a-year cleanings at Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry removes this buildup and may prevent periodontal disease. Cleanings also involve polishing, a pain-free process that removes additional stains and plaque. The result is a brighter, whiter smile, and usually in under an hour.
Nothing beats a cleaning from dentists at Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry. For a great, clean feeling that lasts, schedule your next appointment.
Regular cleanings are a great way to avoid appointments with an oral surgeon. Visiting your dentist regularly makes it easier to stop small problems from becoming large, expensive issues.
The health of your teeth is an indicator of your overall health. Regular cleanings ward off periodontal disease, which may be an indicator of heart disease and other issues.
Part of every cleaning is an inspection of your mouth to look for signs of oral cancer. One person dies from oral cancer every hour, but this disease can be treated if caught early.
A cavities can transform from minor issue into a big problem in no time. Regular cleanings prevent cavities from developing and provide the opportunity for prompt cavity treatment.
For thorough dental cleaning, visit Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry. We provide general dentistry services, including teeth cleanings on patients of all ages who are in need of regular, bi-annual cleaning. There’s nothing like the smooth, fresh feeling of your teeth after a cleaning. You’ll know you’re practicing good oral hygiene and that you’re taking good care of yourself.
Our dentists in North Central Florida offer a convenient location for all of your dental needs. Visiting us twice a year is the best way to remove plaque and tartar to ensure your continued health. Schedule your teeth cleaning appointment today!