Practical Dental Cleaning and Prevention Care

It is imperative to take care of your teeth. To keep them in a good shape, a combined effort by you and your dentist is required. Regular dental checkups and a balanced diet play an important role in maintaining good oral hygiene. Call Fergus Spades Dental Care at 870-910-0000.

Digital X-Rays to Evaluate Your Dental Health

Used as a diagnostic tool to get valuable information about your dental health, a digital X-ray is the latest technology where an electronic sensor (instead of an X-ray film) captures and stores the digital image on a computer. It is used to identify:
  • Any abscesses or cysts present in your mouth
  • Any bone loss in your mouth
  • Cancerous and noncancerous tumors present around your teeth
  • Tooth decay 
  • Any developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Any problems inside a tooth or below the gumline
As digital X-rays produce a significantly lower level of radiation compared to traditional dental X-rays, they are safe and convenient. Our dentists also take precautionary measures while taking your digital X-ray.
Fluoride treatment

Fluoride Treatment to Prevent Tooth Decay

Fluoride, naturally present in almost all foods, acts as an effective agent to help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride treatments can bring surprising results and maintain your oral hygiene. You may need fluoride treatment:
  • If you frequently consume sugar and carbohydrates
  • If you have inadequate exposure to fluorides
  • For deep pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of teeth
  • For cleaning exposed and sensitive root surfaces
  • If you have fair to poor oral hygiene habits
  • If you have a recent history of dental decay
  • If you have inadequate saliva flow due to medical conditions, medical treatments, or medications
Fluoride treatment alone will not prevent tooth decay! You'll have to brush twice daily, floss regularly, eat balanced food, reduce sugary snacks, and visit your dentist regularly.
Teeth cleaning

Dental Sealant to Prevent Tooth Decay

The chewing surfaces of molars, premolars, and any deep grooves of the teeth are susceptible to dental decay. A thin layer of plastic coating or sealant is applied to these regions to prevent tooth decay. Sealants must be regularly checked for any chip and wear.

Fergus Spades Dental Care in Jonesboro, AR has been providing quality dental cleaning and prevention services since 2001.
Dental examination

Dental Examinations and Cleanings

Regular dental examination is essential for maintaining good oral hygiene. Our experienced dentists will conduct thorough oral examinations, which include:
  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs)
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Removal of calculus (tartar)
  • Evaluation of gum diseases 
  • Removal of plaque
  • Teeth polishing
  • Examination of tooth decay
  • Examination of existing restorations
Dental x-ray

Detail-Oriented Dental X-Rays 

Dental x-rays reveal valuable information about your teeth. They are used to identify:
  • Bone loss
  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Decay between the teeth
  • Cancerous and noncancerous tumors
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gumline
  • Developmental abnormalities
Tooth brushing

Dental Care Starts at Home

A good oral hygiene routine starts at home. Every individual must brush twice a day, floss daily, rinse his or her mouth after a meal, and visit the dentist regularly.
  • Tooth brushing
  • Flossing
  • Rinsing

How to Brush and Floss Correctly

Brushing and flossing your teeth are the least you can do every day to maintain good oral hygiene. The correct ways to brush your teeth are:
  • Ensure you place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle - where the gums and teeth meet
  • Small circular motions to gently brush the gumline and teeth
  • Avoid scrubbing and applying too much pressure while brushing as this can damage the gums and tooth enamel
  • Make sure you brush every surface of every tooth, cheek-side, tongue-side, and chewing surfaces
  • Give special emphasis to the surfaces of the back teeth
  • Use back and forth strokes to brush the chewing surfaces
  • Lastly, brush the tongue to remove fungi, food, and debris
Flossing removes plaque from interdental regions. It also helps prevent periodontal diseases and limits the depth of the gum pockets. The correct procedures to floss are: 

  • The piece of floss should be cut to a length of around 18 inches
  • Use your middle finger of the left hand to wrap one end of the floss and keep the other end around the middle finger of the right hand - until the hands are 2-3 inches apart
  • Floss gently between the teeth toward the gumline
  • Ensure to curve the floss around each individual tooth
  • Carefully slide the floss beneath the gumline
  • Move the floss up and down several times to remove interdental plaque and debris
  • Make sure you don't pop the floss in and out between the teeth - this will inflame and cut the gums
Dental cleaning

Schedule your appointment with our dentists. Visit us at 727 East Parker Road or call 870-910-0000.

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