Dental Cleanings and Check-Ups that Fit Your Budget
Scheduling a routine dental check-up shouldn’t cost you so much that your family can’t get the care that they need. At Smile Symphony we accept most insurance plans and have a private discount program that makes it simple for your family to afford inexpensive dental check-ups in Lithia Springs.
Our Comprehensive Care Program includes services such as:
Exam and X-rays
Comprehensive dental exams and x-rays help our dentists pinpoint concerns such as cavities or dental infections as early as possible. This prevents you from needing more costly and invasive dental treatment later on!
Gentle cleanings help you avoid gum disease and keep your teeth for life. We use ultrasonic instruments to thoroughly lift the stain and tartar from your tooth enamel before polishing away surface stains.
A Cleaning Every Six Months is Critical
The American Dental Association recommends that you have a dental cleaning and exam every six months. What they don't explain, however, is why; we're going to talk about it below.
Brushing alone isn't enough
Many people believe that because they brush and floss their teeth regularly, that they don't need to have dental cleanings. And others think that they can skip brushing and flossing and that having their dental cleaning will "fix everything." In fact, both assumptions are wrong.
As much as you brush and floss at home, you will get a buildup of plaque and hardened plaque (calculus) that you simply cannot remove with a toothbrush. Some people have light amounts of this type of buildup, and other people have extensive buildup. Regardless of the cause, only a professional cleaning can remove this type of debris on your teeth.
And if you don't brush and wait until your cleaning to care for your teeth, the chronic inflammation you will likely have can lead to serious problems.
What if I don't have regular dental cleanings?
If you don't have regular dental cleanings or if you don't take care of your teeth in between cleanings, you may wind up losing teeth. You won't lose teeth right away, but not caring for your teeth over a long period of time can lead to chronic inflammation and weakening of the gum tissues that hold the teeth in place. This condition is called periodontal disease (gum disease), and in many cases, it's preventable.
We recommend check-ups every 6 months for most healthy smiles. If you are being treated for gum disease, you may need to be seen a bit more frequently. Children are also welcome!
Do you find yourself suffering from TMJ problems, clenching, grinding or bruxism? Our custom fit mouth guards are a great way to protect your teeth from breaking, fillings wearing out, or headaches caused by TMJ disorders.
Most insurance plans are accepted. Contact us today to schedule your family’s next trip to the dentist.