When it comes to your family’s oral health, preventive care is key. At the office of Dr. W. Michael Princell, we recommend visiting our office every six months for your Indianapolis teeth cleaning, dental examination, oral cancer screening and supplemental treatments designed to protect the health of your smile. We tailor our preventive program to meet the needs of patients of all ages, helping you and your loved ones maintain optimal smile health.
Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by a sticky film called plaque, which gathers continuously in the mouth, harboring harmful bacteria that feed on sugar. The bacteria in plaque produce acids, which eat away at tooth enamel, causing cavities to form. When plaque is left to accumulate around the teeth and below the gumline, it infects and inflames the tissues supporting the teeth, leading to periodontal disease. While brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugary foods and beverages are important steps for protecting your teeth and gums from dental disease, an Indianapolis teeth cleaning and checkup twice a year are essential for maintaining continued oral health. Education is also an important component of preventive care, and we’ll strive to make your checkup informative and engaging. We’ll review your home care routine and offer guidance as to how you can clean and care for your teeth most effectively between visits. For our youngest patients, we aim to establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health. We also offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments, which help keep your child’s smile cavity-free from the start.
When you visit us at the office of Dr. W. Michael Princell, you can expect personalized, state-of-the-art care from an experienced team of professionals. We make your Indianapolis teeth cleaning and examination a positive, stress-free experience. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.