Dental Cleaning in Fort Lauderdale, FL
At Kodish-Perez Dental Group, we provide dental hygiene appointments and examinations to patients throughout Fort Lauderdale. We believe that preventative care is essential for staying in good oral health. Our goal is to keep our patients as healthy as possible. The best way to do so is through ongoing dental care and teaching our patients how to practice good oral hygiene at home. If you live in the Fort Lauderdale area, call today to schedule your exam and to learn how you can stay healthy year-round.
"I had an appointment at Kodish-Perez Dental Group for a possible TMJ issue with my jaw. They were very thorough and I was happy with the options that they provided me with. Friendly and convenient office."- H.C / Office Visit / Jan 24, 2020
"In 1998 I started my dental trust with Dr. Kodish. His confidence, his kindness, and his results speak more than any words I can write here. Dr. Perez gave me excellent service on my recent visit. I am confident he will continue the excellent dental practice that I have had for years."- J.C. / Google / Aug 25, 2020
"Dr. Perez and his staff are amaizing."- W.S. / Google / Jul 24, 2020
"Professional staff and clean environment. Would highly recommend!"- K.J / Office Visit / Jan 08, 2020
"I met with Dr. Kodish to address issues with my TMJ. I received botox for it for immediate relief and will be going back for further treatment. His enitre staff really impressed me with their amazing customer service and kindness. Dr. Kodish was such a wonderful dentist I was sooo happy I found him! I have been looking for a new dentist to start coming to. Even though they are not on my dental plan they won me over and I am going to start coming as new patient!"- R.A. / Google / Sep 09, 2020
Fort Lauderdale Dental Cleaning and Examinations
We recommend that adults throughout Fort Lauderdale FL receive teeth cleanings at least twice a year, as well. Good oral health is important regardless of how old you are. As people age, their risk for an oral infection continues to increase. The older teeth get, the more the protective enamel starts to wear away, and it can become easier to get a cavity. The best way to combat this is by brushing and flossing throughout the day in addition to visiting the dentist on a regular basis. We offer flexible appointment times so that you can schedule an appointment around your work or family schedule, making it easier than ever to get a teeth cleaning.
At The Kodish-Perez Dental Group, we practice gentle dentistry and provide teeth cleanings for patients with sensitive teeth. Many adults avoid visiting the dentist due to concern that their teeth will hurt or feel worse during the exam or subsequent cleaning. When working with the right dentist or hygienist, you can feel comfortable regardless of how sensitive your teeth are. We offer a variety of sedation methods so that you do not have to feel anything while getting your dental cleaning and examinations. Whether you need something to relax or direct pain medication, we can create a treatment plan that includes sedation so that you can remain comfortable.
It is important to understand the reason that teeth become sensitive. Very often, it is due to the enamel on the outside of the teeth wearing away. Enamel can wear away due to age, what you eat and improper oral health care. While brushing with desensitizing toothpaste can help, you need to continue visiting the dentist to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy. Otherwise, the sensitivity can increase. During your dental exam, let us know about the discomfort you are feeling so that we can discuss ways to reduce it by using methods such as a fluoride treatment or sealant.
Regularly scheduled dental cleaning and examinations can help to prevent a dental emergency. Many adults go far too long between visits to the dentist. As a year or two goes by, infections can develop that create a painful situation and lead to dental emergencies. For example, a minor cavity can be corrected with minimal discomfort. However, if the infection spreads into the center of the tooth, the dental pulp (nerve) can become infected and a root canal will become necessary. Fortunately, these types of infections can typically be avoided by scheduling an appointment twice a year with Dr. Perez or Dr. Kodish. It is important to keep in mind that healthy teeth are also less likely to become damaged or injured. By staying in good health, you can prevent teeth from becoming cracked or chipped during an accident
During the teeth cleaning and examination, we will also discuss ways that you can keep your teeth and gums healthy at home. At our office, we believe that good oral hygiene at home is important to do in conjunction with visiting our office. We recommend that you use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth twice a day and use fluoride toothpaste. This will keep harmful sugar and bacteria off of your teeth and the fluoride will help to strengthen them. You will also benefit from flossing daily to get food particles and bacteria out of hard to reach places. Following up with an antibacterial mouthwash will help to kill any remaining germs.
Your diet is also important to good oral health. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a diet that contains dairy products, lean protein, green vegetables and complex carbs so that your body gets the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. We can provide additional tips and information during your dental cleaning and examinations. To schedule your appointment with The Kodish-Perez Dental Group.
- What do teeth cleanings at your office include?
A dental hygiene appointment is commonly paired with periodic oral exam performed by the Dentist, this is where the Dentist detect issues that may have come up in between dental hygiene appointments and it is also your chance to communicate any dental concerns or questions you may have. During your cleaning we will remove the plaque that has formed on and in between your teeth and along your gum line. This is not just important for preventing cavities, it also prevents gum disease. Gum disease is typically a result of plaque becoming trapped under your gums. To schedule your appointment call today. Our staff is gentle and we are confident that you will have a pleasant experience.
- How early can my child receive professional dental care?
According the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) the first dental appointment should be as early as your child's first birthday which is the time around which the first tooth appears.
- What is a "deep cleaning"?
A "deep cleaning" is a layman's term for "Scaling and root planing' which is the correct dental term. To be considered for a scaling and root planing procedure, you first need to have been diagnosed with Periodontal or Gum disease. Although routine cleanings are done to prevent periodontal disease, scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure done to treat periodontal disease.
Healthy gum tissue fits tightly around each tooth, the measurement from the top of the gumline to where it attaches to the tooth should only be 1 to 3 millimeters in depth. But, when bacterial plaque and tartar accumulate around and under the gums, tissues that support your teeth may be affected and periodontal disease can develop causing deeper pockets to form.
When you have more advanced signs of gum disease (bad breath, heavy tartar buildup and unhealthy pocket depths of 5mm or more), your dentist may recommend scaling and root planing as the first procedure necessary to treat the condition. At our office we combine the the scaling and root planing procedure with laser gum treatment to better stimulate reattachment of your gum tissue to your teeth. We also perform a microbiological test to find out which specific bacteria is causing your Periodontal Disease and attack it with antibiotics they are most sensitive to.