Dental Treatment
in a spa atmosphere
by Dr. Tim Runco

 

6502B Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
412-200-2614

Dental Treatment in a spa atmosphere
by Dr. Tim Runco

412-200-2614

Dental care without the scare

Routine Cleaning

Your dentist will recommend how often to have routine checkups. Many people should see their dentists twice a year. Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems.

  • Your dental hygienist will begin to clean your teeth by scraping hard mineral buildup (tartar) off of your teeth with a small metal tool. Then the hygienist will floss your teeth, use a polishing compound, and apply fluoride. Cleanings usually aren't painful. If needed, your dentist will put a sealant on the chewing surface of your back teeth to help prevent cavities. Sealants keep food and bacteria from getting stuck in the rough chewing surfaces or grooves of your teeth, and they protect your teeth from plaque.
  • Your dentist or hygienist may apply a fluoride solution directly to your teeth to help prevent tooth decay. Your dentist may recommend a series of fluoride applications.

 

Information from the Oral Health Center at WebMD.com.