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Hygiene/Periodontal Health in Mechanicsville, VA | gum disease, gum disease treatment, periodontal surgery, preventive oral health, oral hygiene, gum care | gingivitis, bad breath, plaque

              
Marks Family Dentistry

                            Restorative, Cosmetic, Implant & Family Dentistry

804-746-3336

DENTAL HYGIENE / pERIODONTAL HEALTH

 


Dental Hygiene/Periodontal Health

While at our office, we make sure that you receive the highest level of service and  that your dental care is of the highest quality. To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your at home personal oral hygiene. We can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white.

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment, or refer you to one of our recommended specialists. 

Oral cancer screenings

Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.

The oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can't always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions.

Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.

Root Planing

Often there is plaque and tartar that accumulates below the gum line. In this scenario, we will clean and smooth this area with special instruments to ensure that the area is completely spotless. If this area is not kept clean the entire area can become irritated with the bacteria that resides in the tartar and plaque. It's very important to have your dentist check this area if you have bleeding during brushing.

 

 
 
 
Dr. Norman Marks Dr. Aaron Marks Dr. Brandon Marks Marks Family Dentistry has been making beautiful smiles a reality for over 40 years! They provide advanced dental care including implants, CEREC crowns in one appointment, traditional crowns, bridges, veneers, and Invisalign. Early morning and evening hours are available at their state of the art office in Mechanicsville, Virginia, located 10 minutes north of Richmond off 285 at Chemberlayne/301 in Hanover County.