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ATLANTA, GA, December 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Brushing and flossing at least twice a day is a great way to avoid gum disease and tooth decay. Part of your regular dental care should include visiting your Norcross dentist for a checkup twice a year.
Before your teeth are examined, you will be asked for your medical history and what medicines and vitamins that you are taking. This information is important, as there are certain medical conditions that will require the dental staff to take added precautions. Your prescription medicines may have side effects that can affect your dental care plan. For instance, if you are prescribed blood thinners and your dentist is suggesting that you need an invasive procedure such as a root canal, this can change the technique as well as the outcome of the procedure.
During your dental checkup, you can expect a thorough cleaning of your teeth. Dental cleanings are usually performed by a dental technician. The technician will carefully clean your teeth by removing tartar and plaque. Plaque is a soft clear to yellow coating on the teeth that is created by colonizing bacteria. If you are not cleaning your teeth properly, plaque can begin to harden into tartar. Tartar is hardened calcium deposit that, left unchecked, can erode and harm the tooth, leading to cavities. The dental technician will use a hand scraper or an ultrasonic dental instrument to remove plaque and tartar.
If during the examination the dentist finds signs of decay or inflammation of your gums, he will likely order x-rays to evaluate the extent of the damage or to identify other underlying problems. Once a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums has been performed, the dentist will create a dental plan for you. This plan outlines your dental care. If cavities are found during the examination, their treatment will be part of the plan as well as root canals and other procedures. If needed, your dentist may refer you to a periodontist or orthodontist for more specialized care.
"Visiting your dentist regularly allows the dentist to catch any problems early and so you can avoid expensive and sometimes painful procedures", explains Ken Tralongo, CEO of Tralongo Management.
Following a good dental care system at home in between visits is vital to your dental health. Once your teeth are clean and healthy your Norcross dentist may offer you teeth whitening services to bring the best out of your smile. Norcross Dental Associates use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to care for their patients, For more information on their services visit, http://www.norcrossdentalassociates.com/.
About Norcross Dental Associates:
Norcross Dental Associates is a comprehensive family dental practice. Their team of highly trained and experienced professionals provide general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. The goal of each Norcross dentist specialist is to deliver top-quality care in a warm and compassionate environment.
Learn more at http://www.norcrossdentalassociates.com/.
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