Dental Cleanings (prophylaxis) for Adults and Children:
Regular dental cleanings are imperative for the long term oral health of every patient. Even with consistent brushing and flossing habits, oral plaque and tartar can accumulate. Left unchecked, these accumulations can lead to gingivitis, periodontal disease, and can contribute to tooth loss and decay. Our hygienists will initially remove all plaque and tartar deposits and then polish all the exposed tooth surfaces. A fluoride treatment may be recommended on a per patient basis if the tooth structure has become demineralized. Patients should seek their dental cleaning twice a year or more if recommended by Dr. Bemis or our hygienists.
Deep Cleanings (scaling and root planning) for Periodontally Compromised Patients:
Periodontal disease is prevalent in our society. New Leaf Family Dental will successfully treat afflicted patients by utilizing hygienists experienced with the scaling and root planing procedures, as well certified in the administration of a local anesthetic to facilitate patient comfort during the procedures. Depending on the individual patient’s stage of periodontal disease, our office will complete the deep cleaning in two or four visits, followed by an increased hygiene reappointment schedule of every three of four months.
Oral Hygiene Motivation and Instruction:
Patient home care is vital to maintaining optimum oral health. Dr. Bemis and his staff provide patients with the most current recommendations for home care as provided by the American Dental Association. We constantly instruct, reemphasize, and inspire our patients to work synergistically with our office to accomplish their own personalized, optimized, and stabilized dental health. Along with providing every hygiene patient a complimentary health bag complete with a high quality soft-bristle toothbrush, ADA certified toothpaste, and dental floss, New Leaf Family Dental will offer the sale of high efficiency electric toothbrushes (bought at wholesale price) with minimal markup.