CLEANING & EXAMS
Cleanings and exams are the cornerstone of our relationship with our patients and we look forward to every appointment. This time allows us to get to know you better and assess your dental needs. The focus of these hygiene visits is on your oral health and its relationship to your overall health. Each visit with Drs. Hank and Brent Van Hala and our hygiene team includes and cleaning and exam (as well as radiographs if needed) with the goals of the detecting problems early and maintaining optimal oral health and overall health.
From the time you walk into our North Canton dental office, warm, friendly and familiar faces will greet you, a preview of what’s to come. Your waiting time will be nominal, your visit comfortable and service outstanding.
At the beginning of each appointment, our hygienists will review your medical and oral health history and conduct an initial examination to determine your needs. At the conclusion of the appointment, the hygienist and the doctor will discuss their findings and optimize the level of care you are receiving, via a personalized health plan.
By far the most important component of your visit, will be your cleaning. Depending on the health of your gums and supporting bone, you will either receive a cleaning called a Prophy (for healthy patients) or a Periodontal Maintenance Procedure (for those with gum disease). This may be a departure from what you are used to, but because of the importance of reducing your bodies overall inflammation (not to mention the health of your teeth), its importance is hard to over emphasize. We want to keep you healthy! Regular cleanings, will protect your teeth, minimize sensitivity, prevent bone loss and ultimately help to minimize the chances of developing serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and others.
Because gum diseases can be very destructive and aggressive, you should know the signs. They include:
- Receding gums
- Bad breath
- Swollen, bleeding and reddened gums
- Loose teeth
We recommend that each member of your family visit our North Canton dental office at least once every six months. At the Van Hala Dental Group, we are dedicated to keeping not just your smile healthy, but you as well!
Call Van Hala Dental Group in North Canton, Oh to schedule a cleaning and exam.