Visit a Dentist in Detroit Metro
As a family and general dentistry practice, Brush Rinse Floss specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common dental conditions.
Comprehensive preventative care involves the active prevention of dental, gum, and periodontal diseases and regular diagnostic exams to gauge the full oral health of each patient. As maxillofacial specialists, dentists are also trained to detect cancers of the face, throat, and mouth, adding to the benefit of regular checkups and cleanings.
If it’s been a while since your last appointment, the team at Brush Rinse Floss invites you to visit with a dentist in Detroit Metro. We have locations in Waterford Township, Berkley, Harper Woods, and the surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule an appointment. Services are available to patients of all ages, including kids!
Stop periodontitis in its tracks and prevent tooth loss. Schedule an appointment with the team at Brush Rinse Floss today!
Everyone can benefit from comprehensive dental care!
Did you know, most dentists visit other dentists for comprehensive exams and deep cleanings? The fact is, even with daily brushing and flossing, everyone – even dental professionals – can benefit from regular checkups and prophylaxis. Comprehensive care includes complete patient exams, X-rays, checkups of past restorations, and deep cleaning.
• Digital X-rays
Depending on a variety of factors, the staff at Brush Rinse Floss may recommend a round of digital X-rays. This is especially important if you are a new patient or a significant period has passed since your last X-rays. Digital X-rays are used to uncover abnormalities that would otherwise go undetected. Digital X-rays can uncover issues such as loss of jawbone mass, periodontal disease, impacted teeth, as well as tumors, abscesses, and cysts. More commonly, X-rays detect signs of tooth decay between teeth, which is actually where most instances of tooth decay occur.
While digital X-rays are universally regarded to be safe, it’s always a good idea to let your dentist know if you are (or believe you might be) pregnant.
• Deep Cleaning (prophylaxis)
Most checkups will include a deep cleaning (prophylaxis). This is usually performed by dental hygienists, but may also be performed by general dentists. The reason deep cleaning is so important is that calculus (tartar), a hardened biofilm, can only be removed with specialized dental tools such as mechanical and ultrasonic scalers. If left untreated, plaque and tartar can lead to a variety of oral health issues such as gingivitis, cavities, periodontal disease, and halitosis (bad breath).
During your deep cleaning session, the hygienist will use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of teeth, between teeth, and under the gumline. Root planing is also sometimes performed when necessary.
• Tooth Polishing & Flossing
It’s not just about making your teeth look sparkling clean; the last part of dental prophylaxis is dental polishing. The hygienist will use a prophy cup and prophylactic paste to further remove buildup and surface stains from the teeth. The hygienist may also floss between teeth and below the gumline.
Preventative dentistry isn’t just great for your oral health but can also save you a great deal of time, discomfort, and cost. Plus, more and more studies demonstrate that oral health goes beyond a beautiful, healthy smile; the health of your gums and teeth can actually impact the health of your brain and especially your heart and cardiovascular system.
Your Periodontists in Detroit Metro
Did you know that nearly half of adults in the United States (47.2%) currently have gingivitis? Gingivitis may sound benign — just an inflammation of the gums. But, if left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease and ultimately tooth loss.
The periodontists at Detroit Metro’s Brush Rinse Floss are here to help you rehabilitate your oral health. If you notice that your gums are tender, receding, or blood is present when you brush or floss, you should assume you have gingivitis and schedule a checkup with your dentist. These are all early warning signs of periodontitis. If caught early enough, gingivitis is treatable and reversible.