A clean mouth is important not just for your oral heath, but for your systemic health, as well. Numerous studies have shown, for example, links between gum disease and heart disease. And while there is no direct correlation as of yet, the evidence is clear that having dental cleanings every six months is good for your teeth – and good for you!
When we see you for your cleaning, we will clean your teeth, polish your teeth, and apply Fluoride if necessary (Fluoride isn’t just for children, and it can help prevent cavities in patients with certain medical conditions such as dry mouth).
Many patients ask about gingivitis and periodontitis, and the difference is an important one.
Gingivitis refers to inflammation of the gums (the gingiva), with no underlying bone loss. And with routine cleanings and thorough home care, Gingivitis is relatively easy to control.
Periodontitis, on the other hand, refers to inflammation of the gums where one starts to lose bone over time. The problem with losing bone over time is that as you lose more bone, the teeth get weaker in the mouth, and eventually need to be extracted. One of the initial treatments for periodontial disease is scaling and root planing, or “deep cleaning.”Get in Touch
I love the compassion and quality of care you guys give. However the last visit I had my regular cleaning and went to check out only to find out that there was a additional charge. I Fully expected to pay for the Nitrous but the additional charge I was never told of prior to check out..thanks
I absolutely love this dental practice, and I have had a phobic fear of dental procedures my entire life!, ( terrible experience as a child). The waiting lobby is inviting, spacious, very clean, calming and well appointed, as are all of the treatment rooms. Also, EVERY member of the staff is extremely personable, knowledgeable, and thorough, they know their stuff! Lastly, Dr. Washington is a wonderfully competent and confident dentist. He has an excellent chair-side manner. He thoroughly explains each procedure. And, he is also has a gentle touch,and is very respectful of my mouth. In short, I highly recommend Lake Lanier Smiles!
People are always nice and professional. Dr Washington is very competent and helpful.
The staff is very professional. The hygienist is great, I did not feel like my teeth were being pulled while being cleaned like i have with previous dental offices. Dr Washington was great as well, very professional and caring. I highly recommend this Practice to anyone. I had a bad experience with another Dental office where the Dentist drilled through my tooth into my gum and nerves. I do not have that fear coming to this office and will be returning there to have some more work done very soon! Thank You for helping me overcome my fear of the chair Lake Lanier Smiles.