Discover more about Dr. Milana's Comprehensive Dental Care in his Phoenix Office!
Regular dental visits are paramount for the health and longevity of your teeth, gums, and jaw. Dr. Matthew Milana understands that a dental appointment every six months is necessary for your oral health, which is why he strives to reiterate the importance of regular dental care. In his Phoenix dental office, Dr. Milana practices preventative and comprehensive dentistry so that you may have a healthy smile for years to come.
What Happens During a General Cleaning?
Not only will Dr. Milana thoroughly clean your teeth of any decay, he may also evaluate the overall health of your gums and jaw, as well as examine your mouth for cancer, diabetes, or any deficiencies. It is also important for Dr. Milana to assess your existing medical history so as to specifically design a treatment plan for your individual needs.
Our goal is to prevent any damage to your teeth, and we do this by performing superior dental care, as well as educating our patients about the importance of their oral health.
Practicing Dental Care at Home
In order to prevent gum disease and tooth decay, it is important to make proper dental hygiene a habit. Patients should brush their teeth twice a day – once in the morning and again at night – and floss at least once a day.
Using fluoride toothpaste, patients should brush each surface of their teeth, taking care not to brush too vigorously. Pay special attention to your back teeth and brush your tongue as well.
When choosing dental floss, find a brand and flavor you like best. By using approximately 18 inches of floss and wrapping it around both index fingers, wedge the floss in between each tooth and motion the letter “C” back and forth.
Regular at-home dental care will make your six month appointment with Dr. Milana much easier and will also significantly help maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
Dental Exams and Cleanings in Phoenix
Dr. Milana may examine the following during a dental exam:
- The cleanliness of your gums, tongue, and surrounding tissues
- The position of your bite
- The condition of your teeth for any disease, decay, or damage
- The spacing between teeth
- The condition of existing dental appliances
Dr. Milana will also take x-rays, as well as clean your teeth by thoroughly brushing, flossing, and polishing them. He will remove any plaque or tartar and will review proper brushing and flossing techniques with you.
For patients with advancing dental infections or diseases, Dr. Milana may recommend more frequent visits.
Call Us Today!
The key to a healthy and long-lasting smile is dental care that works to prevent issues in the future. In our Phoenix office, patients will receive comprehensive dental exams and cleanings that ensure the durability of your smile.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Milana, call us today!