Regular professional dental visits are essential to both your oral health and your overall health. The Athens Dental Depot oral hygiene program is exceptional. We empower our guests through education, so each uniquely individual guest has the ability to make informed choices about their dental care as we strive toward optimal health. We recognize that today’s busy life schedule often leads to neglecting one’s health. In fact, 75% of the population suffers from some form of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, dental problems such as gingivitis (red or swollen gums that bleed easily) and caries (dental decay or cavities) often do not cause pain, so they often go undetected. Early detection is essential! When treated early, the tissues heal very quickly. Left untreated, the bacteria will destroy the foundation of the teeth and ultimately cause tooth loss. Regular dental visits will allow for early detection, education, and maintenance of an oral environment that is free of infection. Some of the many benefits of regular dental care and good oral hygiene include:
- Early detection of dental carries (decay or cavities) and periodontal disease (gum/bone disease)
- Shorter and easier cleaning appointments as oral hygiene improves (less bacteria)
- Less expensive because more extensive dental work is avoided
- Better shade and shape of your tissue (gums)
- Better tooth shade as stains are removed
- Avoidance of halitosis (bad breath)
- Improved chance to maintain your natural teeth for a lifetime
- Better overall health
The licensed dental hygienists at the Athens Dental Depot are friendly, gentle, and professional. We offer the latest in proven dental technology in a relaxed, comfortable, and safe environment. Through the use of digital intra-oral and panoramic radiography, x-ray exposure is dramatically reduced, making it a safer choice for our guests while maintaining excellent diagnostic quality. Full mouth periodontal probing allows us to record gum measurements into our software so our detail-oriented dental hygienists have a baseline from which to identify healthy areas of tissue or areas that need improvement. Again, early detection is key! Intraoral cameras and Casey video technology is installed in each private dental suite. Colored intraoral photos are taken at each visit so each of our guests can visualize their teeth and gums. Communication of any problems and their solutions is essential. Visual communication is a very easy and effective way to educate our guests. Ultrasonic instrumentation is an advanced method to remove hard deposits and stain from the teeth with great efficiency and comfort. Soft tissue laser technology is the latest development in bacterial reduction in the oral environment. This painless procedure is a useful adjunct in the treatment of periodontal disease, tissue healing, and health. Arestin is a localized antibiotic that is often placed under the tissue after an infected area has been thoroughly cleaned. It releases a specialized antibiotic under the gums for a two-week period, providing the best environment for the tissue to heal. During each cleaning, the dentist and the hygienist will conduct an oral cancer screening. Early detection of oral cancer saves thousands of lives per year. Early detection is key!
If you have not had your teeth cleaned for a while, do not worry. The Athens Dental Depot will get you back on track! A healthy smile requires a healthy foundation, and the Athens Dental Depot hygiene program is the best place to start.
The Athens Dental Depot team is confident that you and your family will not find another dental office that is more committed to providing exceptional and compassionate care in such a comfortable, relaxed, and safe environment. Contact us today. We look forward to meeting you!