4620 SpringHill Ave, Mobile, AL 36608
4620 SpringHill Ave, Mobile, AL 36608

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How Often Should You Visit The Dentist For a Check-Up?

Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, it is still imperative to see a dentist regularly. At Springhill Dental Health Center we can check for problems that you may not see or feel.

The standard recommendation is to visit twice a year for check-ups and cleanings. This frequency level works well for most people.

Patients with implants, crowns and some people with gum disease, a genetic predisposition for plaque build-up or cavities, or a weakened immune system might need to visit the dentist more frequently for optimal care.

Determining The Cause

Important Reasons For Twice-Yearly Visits:

  • To allow your dentist to check for problems that you might not see or feel including early signs of decay.
  • To treat any other oral health problems found (Generally, the earlier a problem is found, the more manageable it is.)

What Happens At The Typical Check-Up Appointment?

Cleaning

Although home-based tooth brushing and flossing help remove plaque, only a professional cleaning – provided by the dentist or dental hygienist – can thoroughly clean your teeth and remove the hardened plaque (called calculus or tartar) that builds up on teeth. The hygienists use a series of metal hand instruments to clean your teeth.

Polishing

After your teeth have been cleaned, they are polished to remove plaque and stains on the tooth surface. The polish contains an abrasive substance and fluoride, and is applied using a small rotating rubber cup or brush attached to the dental handpiece.

Prevention

The hygienist might offer additional instructions for you to follow at home, based on the results of your exam. Don’t hesitate to ask us for instructions about brushing or flossing, or general care questions about your teeth and gums.

Digital X-Rays

We use DIGITAL X-RAYS thereby exposing our patients to much less radiation than traditional x-rays. The dentist will consider your clinical examination, dental history, and risk for developing cavities in determining the frequency for x-rays.

Treatment recommendations

If any oral health problems are identified during your examination, the dentist will make recommendations for the best next steps. These might include referral to another oral health care specialist, additional diagnostic tests, or advice to return for restoration work or additional oral health care.

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A SOLUTION TO RENEWING YOUR SMILE

Our State-of-the-Art Technology

Air Abrasion

For certain small cavities, Air Abrasion can mean NO needles and NO drills.

DIAGNOdent

Laser Reflection allows us to find cavities on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, even when they are just beginning, and would have been missed by previous detection methods

THE Intra-Oral Camera

With a small camera shaped like a pen, it puts a live shot of your teeth and gums on a screen. This allows you to view your mouth exactly as the doctor sees it!

Digital Imaging

Allows us to create images of your mouth, as if the cosmetic procedures have been completed. We can then view these images together, and if necessary modify the image until it shows us exactly what you want.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your dental health or to talk about our creative financing options – no-one should be denied the proper dental care because of money.

Some of our patients have said of their experience:

“I was miserable with my lower dentures. Now I can eat anything. They are as solid and secure as my natural teeth were 25 years ago.”

“Having implants done is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. Dr. Scott and his staff are wonderful, and are so good about helping me keep my implants healthy.”

“Go for it! They are worth far more than I ever dreamed. I’d do them again in a second.”

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Dr. Scott is one of the only dentists on the Gulf Coast to surgically treat bone loss.

This includes more than 35 years of experience in sinus lifts and bone grafting procedures for ridge and tooth site preservation.

There is no need to suffer any longer. Come see Dr. Scott and have all of your questions answered. He is ready to give you back your smile and your life. Call us and schedule an appointment today at (251) 265-7808. Our office is conveniently located on Springhill Ave. in Mobile, and just a quick drive from Fairhope!

Springhill Dental Health Center

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4620 SpringHill Ave
Mobile, AL 36608, United States
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9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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