Dental Cleanings and Exams in Centuria, WI

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Maintaining Your Healthy, Beautiful Smile

At River Birch Dental, our Centuria dentists believe the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums is through prevention. This is why we recommend scheduling biannual cleanings and checkups, to catch issues before they become problematic and keep your oral health on track. 

Dr. Georgie Vargas and our hygienists take the utmost care with routine dental visits. Read on to learn more and how your oral health can benefit. 

The Importance of Professional Dental Checkups

While brushing and flossing are necessary for dental hygiene, professional dental cleanings and checkups are crucial to keep teeth and gums healthy.

Here are some benefits of routine dental checkups:

  • Early Detection: Regular checkups allow dentists to detect potential dental problems before they become more serious. 
  • Preventive Care: Professional dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can prevent tooth decay and gum disease. 
  • Education: Dr. Vargas can provide valuable information on maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing dental problems.
  • Cost-Effective: Early detection and prevention of dental problems can save money in the long run. 

Biannual Dental Exams

Our dentists in Centuria believe that prevention starts with biannual checkups to ensure your oral health is on the right track. During your biannual exam, we’ll screen you for oral cancer by thoroughly assessing your cheeks, gums, tongue, throat, face, and neck for abnormalities or growths. If caught early on, oral cancer has a higher rate of success. We’ll also use diagnostic tools such as X-rays to get a closer look at your teeth and gums to help catch any issues before they become problematic.

Steps to a Professional Tooth Cleaning

Dental cleanings can be completed in the following five steps:

  1. Checking gums for any signs of inflammation or other concerns.
  2. Removing tartar below the gum line, in between, and on teeth.
  3. Polishing teeth to smooth their surfaces.
  4. Flossing teeth to remove leftover debris from the treatment and assess the health of gums.
  5. Applying a fluoride treatment that will help prevent cavities.

Gum Disease and Periodontal Treatment

When gum disease is in its early stages, Dr. Vargas can reverse it with a deep cleaning. If it reaches advanced stages, known as periodontitis, regular maintenance will be necessary to stop the progression of the disease, which can erode your jaw bone. 

Signs of advanced gum disease include: 

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Pain with chewing
  • Bad Breath
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Tooth mobility
  • Receding gums

If you have periodontal disease, don’t wait for it to get worse. Schedule an appointment at our Centuria location by calling (715) 646-2161. At your appointment, one of our dentists or hygienists will perform a deep cleaning to alleviate your symptoms and remedy the situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

River Birch Dental

601 State Road 35
Centuria, Wisconsin 54824
P.O. Box 459

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