How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

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Regular dental cleanings are important to keep up with our oral health, and keep our teeth and gums looking and feeling great. Cleanings help to remove that sticky layer of bacteria and plaque that builds up on our teeth and under our gums. This layer cannot be removed with normal brushing or flossing at home.

At Dulay Dental we recommend our patients have their teeth cleaned twice a year. This helps to keep the plaque layer down, and prevents issues such as gum disease.

Plaque begins to return on our teeth after a cleaning within 24-48 hours. If you visit our office twice a year, patients are less likely to have a thick layer of plaque and tarter. Visiting our office regularly helps to spot any signs of early problems such as cavities, receding gums, or oral cancer.

Our skilled staff will use special tools to clean your teeth and gums, as well as take any x-rays needed. Our dentist will meet with each patient to discuss the health of your teeth and gums, and recommend any further treatment that may be needed.

Our oral health is extremely important, and keeping up with regularly scheduled dental cleanings keeps teeth and gums free of harmful bacteria and plaque.

Most insurance companies will cover dental cleanings twice a year, and it is always smart to check with your insurance company to understand what your coverage includes.

If you are interested in scheduling a dental cleaning, contact Dulay Dental to schedule your appointment.

How long is a dentist appointment?

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Many of us go for our regular dental visits twice a year to get our teeth cleaned and evaluated to make sure our dental health is kept on top of. Maintaining oral health is extremely important to keep our teeth and gums free of bacteria and plaque. Keeping up with our oral health helps to ensure we avoid serious issues such as gum disease in the future.

Typically, if you are visiting our office for your regularly scheduled visit, our cleaning process takes around 30-45 minutes. Our highly skilled staff will clean your teeth and take any x-rays if needed.

Over time, bacteria and plaque create a sticky layer on our teeth. This layer can harden and can cause inflammation in and around the gums. This can lead to gum disease if it is not treated or removed. Brushing regularly is a great way to remove the bacteria, but brushing cannot remove all of the tarter left on our teeth.

Our skilled team of hygienists use special tools to remove the plaque from a patient’s teeth, and ensure your mouth is clean and free of any bacteria or plaque. Your x-rays are carefully reviewed to help us customize your cleaning depending on each patient’s needs.

Our goal is to make each patient comfortable, and to give our patients an exceptional experience when you visit our office. We know your time is valuable, and our team works to give you quality service in a reasonable amount of time.

Regular visits are so important for our oral health, and our team at Dulay Dental will go above and beyond to ensure our patients have the best experience.

If you are interested in finding out more about our dental cleaning services, contact Dulay Dental to schedule your appointment.

How long does it take to get a dental implant?

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Implants are one of the most popular restorative procedures done today.  Implants provide a permanent and reliable solution for patients seeking a beautiful white smile. At Dulay Dental we strive to work with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan to get them the smile they desire.

Typically dental implants take multiple appointments and a few months from start to finish. Patients that have broken, missing, or cracked teeth are great candidates for implants. The implant process has two steps. The first step involves placing the implant into the jawbone. This involves making an incision in the gum tissue to place the implant.

Once this is complete, there is a healing process that allows the implants time to fuse to the jawbone. It is important that the patient has adequate bone in the jaw to support the implants. Part of our evaluation process will determine if there is enough bone present, and bone grafts can be done to provide additional support if needed. If a bone graft is needed, this is an additional step that will involve healing time.

The healing process can take a few months depending on each patient and the amount of implants needed. Once the healing process is complete, an abutment or connector is place on top of the implant. This allows a crown to be installed on top. Custom crowns are made to match the shape, color, and size of your natural teeth. Temporary crowns may be used while you wait for your permanent crown to be installed.

Implants are built out of titanium and are made to last. If taken care of, implants can last upwards of 25 years or a lifetime. The entire process takes between four and six months.

If you are looking for that perfect smile, and think implants may be the solution for you, contact Dulay Dental to schedule your appointment.

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