Quality Preventive Care
At Dr. Patrick L. Quain, DDS in Lansing, MI, we provide general dentistry services that cover all aspects of family dental care. Treating everyone from young children to seniors, our family dentistry team is dedicated to providing personalized, service-oriented care for each of our clients. We like to spend quality time with each and every patient, priding ourselves on pain-free care and comfortable surroundings, especially for those who don’t necessarily like coming to a dentist.
Our general dentistry services include dental exams, teeth cleanings, preventive oral care, and more. We also provide aesthetic dentistry and restorative dentistry services. Contact our office to learn more about our family dentistry services for you and your children.
Routine dental exams are a key part of oral health care, helping you keep your teeth healthy and catch problems early on. A dental exam typically follows a routine teeth cleaning and consists of checking for oral health problems, like cavities, gum disease, and bruxism. We’ll also consult with you about your oral hygiene habits, like flossing and brushing. If you have questions about your oral health, we’ll answer them and provide you with information on proper brushing and flossing techniques. Dental exams sometimes also include X-rays to get a deeper look at your teeth and oral health.
Getting dental exams regularly is key to detecting oral health problems early on and keeping your teeth healthy. Problems like cavities or gum disease are easiest to treat if caught early in the process. We recommend teeth cleanings and dental exams every six months.
Regular professional teeth cleaning is a key part of maintaining your oral health and taking good care of your teeth. During a teeth cleaning appointment, your dental hygienist will clean your teeth with a scaler to remove any built-up plaque and tartar. They will also polish the surface of your teeth to remove stains and floss between your teeth.
While brushing and flossing your teeth at home is a great way to stay on top of oral hygiene, professional dental cleaning goes above and beyond to get rid of potentially damaging plaque buildup. Even the most rigorous brushing at home will miss some plaque in hard-to-reach places, leaving it to build up and harden into tartar, potentially leading to tooth decay and cavities. Professional teeth cleaning is the only thing that can get rid of this buildup once there, helping clear your teeth and prevent problems later on.
Learning to take good care of your teeth is something that should start at a young age and continue throughout your life. Our team at Dr. Patrick L. Quain, DDS in Lansing, MI, works with kids and adults alike on developing good brushing and flossing habits. With good preventive oral care at home, you can avoid dealing with cavities, gum disease, and other oral health conditions down the road.