Comprehensive dental hygiene exams in our Alexandria dental office are a fundamental part of our practice. Taking care of your teeth and gums may pave your way to maintaining optimal oral and total-body wellness later on in life. Each dental hygiene appointment with Dr. Stone and his highly-educated hygiene team includes a thorough examination and cleaning with a focus on the prevention and maintenance of a healthy smile.
There is a strong connection between oral health and total-body wellness. Research suggests that among the best ways to reduce the risk for ailments such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes is by keeping the health of your mouth in its best condition possible. Our goal is to keep your smile strong and healthy, so that you can live a long, healthy life.
Early detection and treatment of oral health issues are the key to a successful outcome. Dr. Stone proves his commitment to your well-being with thorough cleanings and by implementing advanced technologies and screenings. Your hygiene appointment may include:
- Digital X-rays
- Oral Exam and Cancer Screening
- Periodontal Evaluation
- Laser Gum Pocket Treatment
Complete Periodontal Dental Care
Among the most common of oral health concerns is gum disease. It has been estimated that approximately 75% of Americans suffer from gum disease, many of whom are not even aware of it. The most severe form of gum disease is periodontics, an inflammatory condition that may eventually lead to tooth loss, damage to bone of the jaw, and the general health concerns mentioned earlier.
If periodontal disease is suspected during your hygiene exam, you can trust in the expertise of Dr. Stone and our hygiene team. Our dentist and team have advanced dental training that allows them to provide gentle, effective periodontal treatments using soft-tissue laser therapy. In fact, Dr. Stone is so proficient at this type of periodontal treatment, that a referral to a specialist is only needed in the most severe cases.
The progression to periodontal disease can happen quickly, so it’s important to know the signs. Seek the assistance of a qualified dentist like Dr. Stone if you notice the following:
- Red, bleeding or swollen gums
- Chronic, persistent bad breath
- Separating or loose teeth
- Receding gums
- Change in bite (malocclusion)
At Stone Aesthetic Dentistry, Dr. Stone and his highly-trained hygiene team are not only dedicated to your smile, but to you as an entire person. Contact our office to schedule your comprehensive dental hygiene exam in our Alexandria office.