Portland Teeth Cleanings and Prevention
Being proactive with your oral health goes a long way in creating and maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. At Forest Park Dental Studio, we offer preventive care and teeth cleaning in Portland to keep away oral health issues that may occur due to poor dental hygiene. Our services aim to protect your teeth and gums from common problems like gum disease, tooth cavities, bruxism, and even temporomandibular joint disorders.
From dental cleanings to oral appliances, our practice is committed to helping you keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Get in touch with us today to book an appointment and begin your journey to better oral health.
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Why Preventive Dentistry Matters
Preventive dentistry refers to dentistry treatments and services that aim to maintain your oral health. The most common type of preventative dentistry is regular dental cleanings and checkups. Although practicing proper oral hygiene and maintaining a good diet helps tremendously, you require professional help to protect your oral health and prevent future issues from occurring.
Teeth cleaning and preventive dentistry can help eliminate oral health issues, cultivate healthy oral care habits, and stop existing problems from progressing and becoming more complicated.
Our Portland Dental Cleaning and Prevention Services
At Forest Park Dental Studio, we offer teeth cleaning in Portland and other preventive services to help you maintain your oral health. Here's some of what you can expect when you visit our practice.
We know each smile is unique and tailor all of our services to meet your unique needs. You can trust our team to never recommend services you don't require.
Meticulous Dental Exams
Dental exams are necessary for establishing the state and health of your teeth and gums. We also look at your medical history to help us better understand your risk factors. Our team performs a thorough evaluation during your oral exam to ensure we catch any potential problems before they become worse. Additionally, our dentist uses digital x-rays to examine your smile for any issues that may be invisible to the naked eye.
Professional Teeth Cleaning in Portland
One of the main aspects of preventive dentistry is professional cleaning. We offer exceptional teeth cleaning in Portland to remove tartar and plaque that may put you at risk of gum disease and cavities. It is advisable to go for cleaning at least twice a year. If you struggle with tooth discoloration, we offer teeth whitening with every cleaning to keep your smile bright.
Fluorides and Sealants to Protect Your Teeth
Fluorides and sealants offer excellent protection against dental cavities and tooth decay. Although they are most suitable for kids yet to master proper oral hygiene, adults may also benefit from them in the right circumstances.
Fluorides prevent tooth decay by strengthening your teeth, while sealants create a protective layer on your teeth by covering any grooves that may trap food particles. It also safeguards teeth from the acid that may aggravate tooth decay.
Visual Oral Cancer Screening
We offer oral cancer screening at our practice in addition to our Portland teeth cleaning services. During the procedure, our dentist will visually inspect your mouth and lymph nodes for any signs of oral cancer. Below are some of the symptoms we look for during an oral cancer screening:
- Lip sores or sores inside your cheek that refuse to heal
- Lumps in your neck
- Swollen jaw
- Red or white patches on tongue and gums
- Loose teeth
Our dentist may also ask about other symptoms such as pain when swallowing, numbness in your mouth, ringing ears, and voice changes. If you have the above signs, we can help you establish the root cause and get the appropriate treatment.
Mouthguards for Bruxism
Bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding) increases your risk of temporomandibular joint disorders. It also accelerates the wear and tear of your enamel. If you struggle with bruxism, mouthguards can help prevent it by creating a barrier between your teeth.
Since grinding and clenching occur when sleeping, you should wear the appliance when going to bed. We also provide sports guards to protect your teeth when playing sports.
BOTOX® and Nightguards for TMJ Disorders
TMJ disorders occur when problems with your jaws, muscles, and tissues affect the normal functioning of your temporomandibular joint. The joint connects your jaw to your skull and is responsible for opening and closing your mouth and other jaw movements. When you have TMD, you may experience difficulties or pain opening and closing your mouth, jaw pain, headaches as well as facial pain, and numbness.
BOTOX injections can ease TMJ disorders by relaxing your facial and jaw muscles, providing long-lasting relief. Our dentist is also gentle during the procedure and will ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment. We also issue custom nightguards to help realign your jaw and reduce tension when sleeping.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep apnea is a condition where your breathing stops when sleeping, causing you to wake up to restart it. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea and occurs when your tongue or soft tissues block your airways. It usually comes with heavy snoring.
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea by a doctor, we offer oral appliances that improve your quality of rest by managing sleep apnea and reducing snoring. The appliances keep your airways open by lifting the soft palate, holding down the tongue, or advancing your lower jaw forward. Our goal is to help you breathe better, snore less, and enjoy uninterrupted sleep.
Protect Your Smile with Our Portland Teeth Cleaning and Preventive Services
At Forest Park Dental Studio, your oral health comes first. Whether you want to preserve your oral health with professional cleanings and regular exams or struggling with TMJ disorders, our skilled and compassionate team is always ready and available to help. Contact us to schedule an appointment!
CALL US: (559) 226-2211 REQUEST APPOINTMENT