At the office of Dr. Raynald Michel, we focus on prevention and early intervention to help your family maintain excellent oral health. We recommend visiting our office twice a year for your Fort Lauderdale teeth cleaning, examination, oral cancer screening and preventive treatments to protect the health of your smile. Our office provides a comprehensive preventive program, designed to meet the needs of patients of all ages.
Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by the buildup of a sticky, harmful biofilm called plaque, which harbors millions of bacteria. The bacteria in plaque metabolize the sugar in your diet to produce acids, which eat away at tooth enamel to form cavities. When plaque gathers below the gum line it infects and inflames the tissues supporting the teeth, which leads to periodontal disease. While brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugar, are important steps each day to prevent the detrimental effects of plaque buildup, to complement your daily oral hygiene practices, it’s also important to visit our office for a biannual Fort Lauderdale teeth cleaning and dental exam. During your teeth cleaning, we’ll thoroughly remove any residual plaque, tartar and food debris from difficult to reach areas you may have missed while brushing and flossing, as well as review your home care routine to make suggestions for improvement. For our youngest patients, we provide the educational tools they need to establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of oral health, and offer dental sealant and fluoride treatments as an added layer of protection against cavities. For every member of your family, our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination, assisted by advanced digital radiography, as needed. The purpose of periodic checkups is to diagnose oral health problems when they are in their earliest stages and typically easiest to treat.
Keeping up with your Fort Lauderdale teeth cleaning and dental exam twice a year helps halt the onset and progress of conditions that may adversely affect your oral health. At the office of Dr. Raynald Michel, we make every checkup a valuable learning experience. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.