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With March here now you might be feeling the urge to sweep away the heaviness of winter while ushering in the longer, lighter days. Traditionally, spring represents rebirth, rejuvenation, and regrowth. Spring cleaning can help us return to a lighter cycle of living, and not only can we harness the energy of spring to clear out the areas of our lives, but reboot our health as well.

Did you know that the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) believes that the best thing you can do for your oral health is to see your dentist every six months for a professional dental cleaning? Not only that, but a professional checkup and cleaning also supports your daily at-home oral health habits, such as brushing and flossing.

As your dental team, when you come into our office, we will help you 1) preserve your oral health 2) prevent disease and 3) determine if there are other areas in your mouth that may need attention. At your dental visit we will provide both preventative and diagnostic services, including:

Diagnostic Services: We will take x-rays, and assess your teeth for any decay, check the biting, chewing and swallowing patterns to make sure everything is normal. We will evaluate the gum tissue, check for gum disease, and plan treatment as needed or refer you to specialists if necessary. We can also do an oral cancer screening and exam.

Preventive Services: Our team will remove plaque and tartar off your teeth and gums and remove any stains on the teeth. We will polish any fillings and crowns, remove stains on the tooth enamel and apply fluoride if needed. If you are cavity prone and have healthy molars, you may have dental sealant if necessary.

If you are ready to revitalize your smile and boost your oral health this spring, we invite you to schedule a professional dental cleaning with our team. Dr. Michael Scholes at Scholes Family Dental in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is ready to help revitalize your smile! Please call us at 208-667-1578 today.