Teeth Cleaning and Dental Hygiene
Philadelphia, Main Line, and Ardmore, Pennsylvania Cosmetic Dentistry
General Dentistry Expertise
Without a solid, healthy foundation, no smile can be beautiful in the long term. In order to keep your teeth clean and healthy, Dr. Lindsey Marshall offers many comfortable dentistry services to patients throughout the Main Line area.
Our comfort dentistry treatments are designed to augment your at-home care. To find out more about how we can help you care for your teeth, gums, and entire mouth, please call (610) 649-0696 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marshall – proudly serves patients from Philadelphia, Ardmore, and other parts of the Main Line.
Our Comfort Dentistry Services
Dr. Marshall emphasizes the importance of preventative dental care to all of her patients. Patients who take an active approach to caring for their teeth and preventing issues before they begin tend to be healthier and spend much less time and money on major dental work.
Ideal prevention will involve keeping a biannual appointment with Dr. Marshall for regular maintenance and thorough cleaning of your teeth. During these scheduled visits, Dr. Marshall will assess the following:
Condition of your teeth: Our DIAGNOdent tool will pick up tiny areas of decay the eye cannot see.
Condition of your gums: Dr. Marshall and her staff will measure the little pockets between gum tissue and the teeth, as well as check for early signs of gum disease.
Condition of your jaw: Digital X-rays will display the structure of your jaw bone and show issues potentially limiting its function.
In addition to a full review of your oral health, your regular checkup will also involve a comprehensive teeth cleaning session. After one of our team members scrapes away built up plaque, removes stains, and polishes your teeth, your smile will look and feel refreshed.
Effective Teeth Cleaning at Home
Good dental hygiene at home is essential throughout life. Incorporating the following activities into your daily routine should keep bacteria buildup to a minimum and remove food particles that could lead to stains, tooth decay, and bad breath:
- Brushing at least twice daily
- Flossing every day
- Eating fresh foods and maintaining a balanced diet
- Avoiding sugary snacks
- Using dental products containing fluoride, such as a toothpaste or rinse
Through proper oral hygiene at home and regular professional checkups, you should be able to reduce the time spent at the dentist office, as well as the risk of needing treatment with a dental crown or bridge. Healthy teeth and gums also reduce the risk of complications if you’d like to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry.